OCEANSIDE–Police officers arrested a 19 year-old man Oceanside man for attempted carjacking near the Oceanside Airport.
On Friday morning, Oceanside Police Communications Center dispatchers received a call of an attempted carjacking in the 400 block of Airport Road near Tsunami Skydiving. The victim reported a male, who was bleeding, was banging on the window of his vehicle. The person was trying to get into the vehicle and claimed to have a gun.
The first officer arrived and the suspect, identified as Tyler Jefferson, appeared from the area of Tsunami Skydiving. Jefferson, who was naked and bleeding from various wounds on his body, began moving aggressively toward the officer.
As the second police officer arrived at the location, Jefferson directed his attention to that officer. He clenched his fists and approached aggressively toward the officer. He disregarded the officer’s command to stop. The officer deployed his Taser, which caused Jefferson to fall to the ground. However Jefferson immediately stood up, ripped the darts from his body and charged the officer. The officer was engaged in a hand to hand struggle with Jefferson when the original officer intervened. Both officers struggled with Jefferson and were able to take him into custody after a second Taser deployment.
The investigation revealed Jefferson had forced entry into the Tsunami Skydivers building, breaking the front glass window. He also gained access onto the airport tarmac and attempted to steal an airplane.
Jefferson was taken to Tri City Medical Center for treatment and then to the Vista Detention Facility.
He was be booked for attempted carjacking, burglary, attempted theft of an airplane, and resisting police officers with violence.