Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety officers arrested an attempted gun store burglary suspect with the words “HATE COPS” tattooed across his knuckles on charges of car theft and outstanding drug warrants.
Capt. Jeff Plecque said officers took Jerod Wold, 28, into custody on Tuesday after a U.S. Firearms Co. burglar alarm went off about 4 a.m. on Mary Avenue.
Wold had allegedly rammed a stolen car into a garbage Dumpster next to the gun store, which broke open part of the back entrance, Plecque said. But the alarm inside the store went off, and Wold didn't seem to take anything, public safety officers said.
“We’re very fortunate he didn’t steal any guns,” Plecque said. “Looks like the alarm scared him off.”
Plecque said Wold then fled in a second stolen vehicle – a 2010 Honda – parked in a nearby carport. But there was an all-points bulletin out for that Honda, Plecque said, and officers were able to quickly find the car and Wold. Officers placed spike strips in the neighborhood, and were able to flatten his tires.
Officers took him into custody without incident.
Wold was booked into Santa Clara County jail on two counts of auto theft and one count of burglary along with two outstanding drug-related warrants.
NBC Bay Area's Lauren Inderhees and Alan Waples contributed to this report.