Well-executed wrist lock disarms alleged party crasher 

A dispute involving an unwanted guest in Daly City last year will make parents want to enroll their children in karate classes, prosecutors said.

A man is accused of crashing a party in the open garage of a home on Price Street with two friends on March 3, 2009, and pulling a .380 semiautomatic handgun on a victim who asked him to leave.

Wrong move, prosecutors said. The victim happened to be a mixed martial arts expert, they said.

Not soon after the drunken party crasher yelled, “I’ll kill you, I’ll shoot you,” the so-called victim “promptly executed a flawless wrist lock, nearly breaking the suspect’s wrist, and then disarmed him,” prosecutors said.

The suspect fled, but an off-duty federal agent who witnessed the event called cops. The suspect was found several houses away, “throwing up in the neighbor’s yard,” prosecutors said.

The accused, Gregory McFarland Jr., 23, was scheduled to return to court Monday to set a jury trial date. The prosecution had already rested its case on Aug. 19, 2009, after two days of jury trial, but a mistrial was called after two jury members complained that a friend of the defendant was intimidating them, prosecutors said.

The friend was “taking their pictures with a cell phone camera and commented on trying to intimidate the jurors,” prosecutors said.

The defense attorney said this is a case of mistaken identity, that McFarland was not the man with the gun, prosecutors said.


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