San Antonio TX Aug 17 2011 A man accused of assaulting security guards, striking two cars and fighting with arresting officers at a Southwest Side flea market and a park Sunday afternoon is being held in Bexar County jail in lieu of $330,000 bail.
Victor Friday, 28, is charged with three counts of aggravated assault against a public servant, two counts of failure to stop and render aid and one count of evading arrest or detention in a vehicle.
Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, an off-duty VIA Metropolitan Transit officer working as a security guard spotted Friday reportedly burglarizing cars at Traders Village, a flea market on FM 2536 at Loop 410. The officer reached for the man’s car, officials said, and Friday reportedly accelerated and dragged the officer until he broke free. Friday then sped through the parking lot, struck a car, then drove toward an off-duty Bexar County deputy who tried to stop the car and fired two shots at the vehicle. Friday continued driving and struck another car at the Loop 410 turnaround.
He then pulled into Miller’s Pond Park, at 6175 Old Pearsall Road, where he fought with two arresting officers before being detained.