Intoxicated LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Found in Tamale Vendor’s Car

A member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department has been placed on administrative leave after he was found armed and drunk inside of a tamale vendor’s car in Sacramento.

The deputy, whose name has not yet been released by authorities, was in town to attend law enforcement memorial events. Intoxicated, the off-duty deputy found the tamale vendor’s car and opened the door, which was unlocked, and decided to sit in the front seat—perhaps he was drawn by the delicious smell of tamales?

Two people associated with the car tried to remove the deputy from the car when they spotted his firearm and disarmed him. Eventually he got up and left the car, and was detained by Sacramento police who notified the LA County Sheriff’s office.

Both the Sacramento Police Department and the LA County Sheriff’s office are investigating the incident.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times