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Security guard accused of trying to run over homeless man

By Mike Hazlip—
A security guard allegedly drove his patrol vehicle at a man living behind a Citrus Heights shopping center earlier this month, according to a witness and police report.

Homeless advocate Alfred Sanchez told The Sentinel he saw a security guard with Bravo Security Services aim his patrol vehicle at a man temporarily living near the Grocery Outlet at 6059 Greenback Ln., on April 11.

Citrus Heights Police Sgt. Ken Lewis confirmed that a call came in just after 10:30 p.m., and an officer interviewed the homeless man and one witness. The officer also spoke with the security guard.

Police said the incident occurred earlier the same day, at about 9:40 a.m. The homeless man said the vehicle came at him, then the driver turned around and aimed the vehicle at him a second time, according to a police statement.

Lewis said the security guard denies the allegations and the incident is under investigation.

Operations Manager for Bravo Security, Numaan Khaliq, told The Sentinel in a phone call that the guard asked the homeless man to leave and the man became aggressive and confrontational. The man then placed a chair in front of the security patrol vehicle, blocking his way and refusing to move, Khaliq said.

In January another incident involving a homeless man and a security guard occurred in Citrus Heights, leading to the arrest of a 29-year-old guard for allegedly setting fire to a dumpster enclosure with a homeless man inside.

From January: Security guard arrested for allegedly setting fire to structure with homeless man inside

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