HANFORD — A 30-year-old Hanford man is in custody after menacing his brother with a knife and demanding money, officials said.
Juan Duran Ramirez was arrested on suspicion of robbery, burglary, vandalism, making criminal threats and brandishing a weapon.
Officers were called out to the 1700 block of North 10th Avenue at 2:16 p.m. on Monday. The victim, who was not named but identified as Ramirez’s brother, said Ramirez had come into his business and asked for money. When he said no, Ramirez went outside and slashed two car tires. By the time police arrived, Ramirez was gone.
Ramirez returned later that day and pointed a knife at his brother and his sister-in-law, according to a news release. He told them to give him money, or he would go outside and slash more tires.
This time, however, the victim pulled a gun on him, and held Ramirez until authorities could arrive, police said.
Ramirez was booked into the Kings County Jail and remained in custody on Thursday in lieu of $90,000 bail, records show.