Man Charged with Trespassing Believed He was Running from Batman
According to Mesa Police, twenty-two-year-old (22) Jonathan Foster was booked on aggravated assault, trespassing and disorderly conduct. On Wednesday morning at approximately 1:45 a.m., Officers responded to a call from Mr. Foster’s Mother who said that her son woke her up yelling that he was going to cut her dog’s throat if she called the Police. Upon arrival, Mr. Foster’s Mother told Officers that she forced her son to leave her house because she believed he was on methamphetamine. Officers were unable to locate Mr. Foster, but received a call approximately an hour later from a resident in the area reporting that someone was walking on her roof. Mr. Foster’s mother also contacted Police a second time to report that she heard someone on her roof. Police Officers eventually located Mr. Foster hiding under the air conditioning unit on the roof of his Mother’s home. When Officers found Mr. Foster, he refused to come down but then jumped off the roof, and ran through several backyards in the neighborhood before Police caught up with him. Upon arrest, Mr. Foster began yelling and screaming that he did not want Police to take him away. Mr. Foster also began slamming his head against the metal separator inside the police car saying that he wanted to die. According to Officers, Mr. Foster was transported to Banner Desert Medical Center and attempted to attack several staff members and bite a nurse. Mr. Foster also told Officers numerous times that he thought he was running from Batman; not the Police.
According to Arizona Revised Statute § 13-1504, “A person commits criminal trespass in the first degree by knowingly: (1) Entering or remaining unlawfully in or on a residential structure or in a fenced in residential yard.” Under Arizona law, Criminal Trespassing in the First Degree is a Class 6 Felony. Criminal Trespassing can result in fines, probation and even jail time.
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