ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– A stolen car arrest nearly became much more violent after police say an armed felon nearly pulled his gun on an officer.
According to a criminal complaint, Richard Cardona was stopped in a stolen car near Juan Tabo and Montgomery.
An officer had to pull a gun when Cardona wouldn’t show his hand. Turns out Cardona, a convicted felon, had a loaded gun in his pocket and later told the officer he was going to try and make her shoot him.
Cardona was arrested on a long string of charges and remains behind bars on bond.