Man Arrested After Throwing Microwave, Elliptical Machine From Balcony in Ventura, Police Say

A man accused of threatening residents and throwing large objects from his third-story apartment balcony in Ventura was arrested Friday morning, police said.

Andres Ayala is shown in a booking photo on Oct. 14, 2016. (Credit: Ventura Police Department)

Officers were called to the 300 block of East Thompson Boulevard about 1:16 a.m. after residents called 911 to report a man was throwing things at people in a courtyard area, the Ventura Police Department stated in a news release.

The call came after two previous reports that the same man, later identified as 35-year-old Andres Ayala, had been tossing items out onto his balcony, yelling and playing loud music.

Some of those items, including an elliptical exercise machine and a microwave, had been thrown from the third story balcony onto the courtyard area of the complex, the Police Department stated.

At one point, Ayala allegedly challenged one of his neighbors to a fight and threw a ceramic object from the balcony, striking two people on their legs.

Neither was injured, according to police.

After initially refusing to talk to police, Ayala eventually emerged from his apartment but pulled away when officers attempted to arrest him.

The officers then followed Ayala into his apartment and arrested him without incident, the Police Department stated.

Ayala was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.