Fullerton Police Crash Virgin Of Guadalupe Ceremony, Offer No Comment

Categories: Crime-iny
Mary may be the mother of God, but the Fullerton Police don't  care. That's according to a local resident who said an annual neighborhood event to honor the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mary's mestizo manifestation was rudely crashed by beat cops just after midnight on Monday morning.

Carmen Medellin says she's attended the event, held in a large alley between Topaz and Garnet Lanes in Fullerton for the past four years. The evening begins with people praying near a large shrine dedicated to Guadalupe, who Catholics believe appeared to a peasant named Juan Diego near Mexico City in 1531 (back before she appeared in grilled cheese sandwiches).


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Brandon Ferguson

Throughout the evening, food is served, Mariachis play and dancers perform. But according to Medellin, two of Fullerton's finest showed up after midnight and abruptly told everyone the party was over. When an event organizer asked the police if the dancers could finish their performance, Medellin says one of the officers barked, "I don't give a fuck. You have to end this, or you're getting arrested.


The event has gone on for over a decade.  "Everybody is really peaceful," Medellin said. "I wouldn't stay in a place where there are gang members. It was a family-oriented event."

A call was placed to Fullerton police spokeshole Andrew Goodrich requesting details of the incident. Goodrich said he would be happy to respond to the question within 10 days if the Weekly submitted its request in writing. Apparently, Fullerton police are a little miffed with our coverage of the recent Kelly Thomas beating. We apologize to our readers, but don't expect us to wait 10 days for processed public relations bullshit.
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13 comments
Jms
Jms

F#@k Protestants biggots!

Pdailey1950
Pdailey1950

The comment about the "grilled cheese sandwiches" was also rude.  Besides complaining about the Fullerton Police, you also offended Catholics who read your paper.  Believe me, I will never buy your paper and will tell others not to also.

Angela Salley
Angela Salley

"I DON'T GIVE A FUCK, YOU HAVE TO END THIS OR YOU ARE GETTING ARRESTED" . HE FORGOT TO ADD,THEN WE WILL BEAT AND TASE YOU TO DEATH LIKE WHAT HAPPENED TO KELLY THOMAS. WHAT A DISGRACEFUL WAY FOR A POLICE OFFICER TO RESPOND TO PEOPLE AT A RELIGIOUS CEREMONY.TO EARN RESPECT, YOU HAVE TO GIVE RESPECT.YOUR MOMMY SHOULD HAVE WASHED YOUR MOUTH OUT WITH SOAP WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG.OBVIOUSLY YET ANOTHER BULLY BOY LOUT.

Gottaknow247
Gottaknow247

It's after midnight on a work night and mariachis are playing in an alley?  And people are surprised someone called the cops?

Daniel Heredia
Daniel Heredia

Everyday it seems California is becoming a police state. I have so much respect for Police Officers but, Police Officers are losing their respect for ordinary citizens just trying to get through these stressful times. Why?

mitch young
mitch young

The Virgen de Guadalupe is Indian, not Mestizo.

KEVIN
KEVIN

the oxygen thieves of the fpd never cease to piss me off good people of fullerton you have my condolences

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

The cops sure could have handled this in a better way...........

FFFF
FFFF

10 days! Welcome to the club.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Probably got too loud.

No excuse for the lack of professional decorum though.  Oh wait, we're talking about Fullerton PD.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

If someone called the cops about the noise they had every right to. What IS at issue here is that the officers who responded were the epitome of rudeness and lacked any shred of professionalism. Public servants my foot!

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