A man caused a violent ruckus inside his car at the drive-thru of a
Burger King eatery in Moreno Valley, and died after sheriff's deputies
took him to a hospital, a sergeant said today.
received a 911 call at 5:56 p.m. Friday about a man seen kicking and
pounding his fists inside his vehicle while blocking the drive-thru lane
at the fast-food restaurant, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Joseph
The man has publicly been identified as a 41-year-old Moreno Valley resident.
deputies asked the man to step out while he threw food and money during
his violent outburst. When that didn't work, deputies struggled with
the man and eventually pulled him out, Borja said.
stopped breathing while sitting handcuffed inside his patrol car.
Deputies tried reviving the suspect, who was sent to Riverside County
Regional Medical Center and was later pronounced dead, the coroner's
The investigation was on-going. Deputies asked
anyone with information about the incident to call the sheriff's Central
Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777 or the sheriff's Moreno Valley station
at (951) 486-6700.