Unwanted intervention spurs suicidal man to smash car with hammer 

After saving his life, the relative of a suicidal man in Merced Heights was repaid with a hammer attack on his car Sunday, Taraval Station police said.

The concerned relative called cops around 10:20 p.m. about the distraught man who had a knife and threatened to kill himself. The relative snatched the knife away from his loved one, but didn’t receive much of a thank you, police said.

The enraged man grabbed a hammer and damaged the relative’s car, police said.

A citizen’s arrest was signed and a citation issued. The suicidal man was placed on mental health detention, police said.


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