A Pasco man was allegedly slapped by his mother and he took it out on a police officer by punching him in the face.
An emergency dispatcher received a call at 5:24 p.m. Monday but the only thing heard was someone saying, “Fight.”
The call was traced to 416 W. Sylvester St. where Ruben Campos, 26, was arguing with his mother. When he pushed her and she slapped him in return, said Sgt. Scott Warren. They were outside the house when officers arrived.
Campos was ushering his mother back inside and telling police nothing was wrong.
“The officer could tell something was wrong with his mom,” said Warren. “He was walking behind his mom up the steps when he turned and hit the officer in the face.”
Campos knocked him down and then allegedly jumped on him but other officers stepped in, threatening to Taser him. He gave up and was arrested.
As they were putting Campos in the patrol car, he reportedly kicked the same officer in the leg, said Warren.
Campos was arrested on suspicion of two counts of third-degree assault on a police officer, violation of a protection order and eight arrest warrants for failing to comply with court orders.
His mother has a no-contact order to prevent him from coming within 500 feet of her, said Warren. The order stems from a 2010 charge of assaulting his mother.
Four of his arrest warrants are relating to charges of assault, robbery, residential burglary and fourth-degree assault.
The officer, whose name was not released, was evaluated at Lourdes Medical Center for minor injuries and returned to work.