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Man who threw tantrum on Fresno Police SUV fatally hit by train in unrelated incident

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UPDATE – 23-year-old Adolfo Martinez Lopez, who was infamously known for causing several thousands of dollars worth of damage to a Fresno Police SUV in a viral video, was fatally hit by a train over the weekend.

In the viral video of Lopez, he is seen jumping on top of the police car, stomping on it, and smashing the windows, all while officers patiently waited below.

Eventually they had enough of his antics and he was eventually removed from the vehicle and arrested.

ABC 30 is reporting that Lopez intentionally jumped underneath a freight train on Sunday, killing him.

Earlier:

Filipa Ioannou
San Francisco Chronicle

A man was reportedly arrested in Fresno on Thursday after jumping on top of a police car, doing jumping jacks and stomping around, causing what officials say amounts to thousands of dollars in damage, video appears to show.

The man, 23-year-old Adolfo Martinez Lopez, was found jumping on the car and smashing its windows near M Street and Mariposa in Fresno, police told ABC30.

Multiple crisis negotiators reportedly spent a half hour trying to talk Martinez Lopez down before ultimately pulling him from the vehicle.

He was taken to a hospital for evaluation and then taken to jail, police said. An officer reportedly sustained a cut to his hand dealing with the romp on the car.

Martinez Lopez was placed under arrest at 12:10 p.m. Thursday and booked into the jail about 3 hours later, county records indicate.

In the video, one officer can be seen giving him a push off the car as another grabs his leg. Once pulled from the car, he is surrounded by officers.

“That’s thousands of dollars worth of damage,” said Sgt. Mark Hudson of the Fresno Police Department. “Officers did show a lot of restraint.”

Martinez Lopez was booked on suspicion of vandalism and deterring an officer by threat or violence — both felonies — and obstructing a public officer, a misdemeanor, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. His bail was set at $30,000.

Filipa Ioannou is an SFGATE staff writer. Email her at fioannou@sfchronicle.com and follow her on Twitter

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5 COMMENTS

  1. What gets me is these Cops are standing there watching him do this they should have immediately got him off the vehicle and lock him up

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