ARCADIA — Police arrested an Arcadia man Tuesday after he went berserk inside a bank branch, authorities said.
Martirice Morning, 40, was booked on suspicion of making threats, resisting arrest, being under the influence of drugs, child endangerment and receiving stolen property, according to Arcadia police and sheriff’s booking records.
He was believed to be under the influence of some type of drug when he entered the Wells Fargo bank branch at 1200 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia police Sgt. Dean Caputo said. Two children, ages 2 and 7, were left to wait in his car.
Morning then began swearing and screaming at bank employees, the sergeant said.
“He made quite a disturbance in the bank,” Caputo said. “He was in their for quite a while yelling names at them.”
The man was apparently enraged because he felt the bank staff was not treating him respectfully, he added.
Employees called the police, he said, and when Morning continued becoming more aggressive, tellers began activating their silent alarms.
Morning struggled with arriving officers who tried to detain him and was wrestled into custody, Caputo said.
The children were turned over to their mother, he said.
Inside Morning’s car, officers found a lamp that they recognized from a local motel, police said.
Investigators quickly determined that Morning had recently stayed at that motel, and the lamp had been stolen from his room.
According to sheriff’s booking records, Morning was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail at the Arcadia Police Department’s jail. He was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Pasadena Superior Court.