May 11, 2006
On Tuesday May 9, at approximately 10:30 pm a commercial burglary occurred at the Stanford
Shopping Center. The suspect, 35-year-old Chad McCall fled on a motorized scooter through
the Stanford University Campus.
Palo Alto PD and Stanford Department of Public Safety responded to search for McCall. McCall
was spotted by a Stanford Deputy and fled. The Deputy gave chase and was able to catch up to
As the Deputy was about to apprehend him, McCall turned around and pointed a sawed off
shotgun at the Deputy. The Deputy was close enough to grab the barrel of the shotgun and
point it away from himself. A struggle for the weapon ensued and the two men wrestled to the
A passing citizen observed the struggle and jumped in to offer his assistance. The Good
Samaritan and the Deputy were able to restrain McCall until additional help arrived.
McCall was placed under arrest for Assault on a Police Officer with a Deadly Weapon,
Brandishing a Firearm at a Police Officer, Possession of an Illegal Firearm and Possession
of stolen property.
The Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services Bureau is investigating the case.