A joyride on a skateboard across Homer Road in front of a Minden police officer ended in his arrest when he ran from police.
Police arrested Damecius Grigsby, 21, of the 300 block of SE 2nd, in Sibley, on charges of disturbing the peace by profanity and resisting an officer. He was cited for skating on the sidewalk.
Police Chief Steve Cropper said Grigsby crossed Homer Road on his skateboard causing one of his officers to nearly hit him. The officer stopped him in the McDonald’s parking lot to tell him the city has an ordinance making it illegal to skateboard on the sidewalks or on city streets, he said.
“While he was telling Grigsby about the ordinance, he decided to get a little smart-mouthed,” Cropper said. “He had a friend on his skateboard across the street, and he told Grigsby to stay there. He was going across the street to talk to Grigsby’s friend, and that’s when he took off.”
A perimeter in the area of McDonald’s was set up and following a short foot pursuit, Grigsby was taken into custody without incident.
Cropper said Grigsby’s friend was not arrested.