Parolee arrested in Sun Valley for threatening to kill rideshare driver

A 36-year-old parolee was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats to a rideshare driver, the California Highway Patrol said.

The rideshare driver was on Roscoe Boulevard, west of the Hollywood (170) Freeway, when he flagged down a CHP patrol unit around 3:30 a.m. Sunday to say that his passenger, Sergio Gonzales, was armed with a gun and that Gonzales threatened
to kill him, according to a CHP news statement.

"Multiple CHP units responded and began conducting call outs to the passenger in English and Spanish,'' according to the statement.

"The passenger remained inside the vehicle and would not respond to any commands to exit the vehicle.''

The vehicle's windows were heavily tinted, so CHP officers were unable to see inside. They used "less lethal shotgun rounds'' and were able to see inside, eventually ordering Gonzales out of the vehicle.

He was taken into custody at 4:40 a.m. Gonzales was on parole for resisting a peace officer and assault with a deadly weapon.