Man Charged With Allegedly Shooting BB Gun at Huntington Beach Police Substation

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A man has been charged with allegedly firing a BB gun at a Huntington Beach Police Department substation, officials reported Wednesday.

File photo of a Huntington Beach Police Department patrol car (credit: City of Huntington Beach)

Antonio Padilla, 29, is facing one felony count of vandalism and one misdemeanor count of grossly negligent discharge of a BB device, with a sentencing enhancement for a prior felony strike conviction for aggravated assault in Orange County, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

According to prosecutors, Padilla is accused of shooting a BB gun at the HBPD substation located in an outdoor strip mall on Thursday. Officials said Padilla fired four shots at the substation’s window and fled the scene.

He was arrested later that day, prosecutors said.

No injuries were reported in the shooting.

The damage to the substation was estimated at nearly $1,000.

If convicted, Padilla faces a maximum of six years in state prison.

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