A man from Seattle with an extensive criminal history was arrested this weekend for allegedly throwing a cup of coffee on a baby just two days after he was released from prison after serving just eight months for randomly attacking a stranger on street.
Army veteran Daynard Butler first visited Seattle with his wife – who is currently in active military service – and their three young sons last weekend, during a stopover on the way home from Japan to Daytona Beach, Florida.
By chance, the family crossed paths with serial criminal Francisco Calderon – who was convicted more than 70 times, including 14 for assault – on Saturday night, near Westlake Park of the city on the corner of 5th Avenue and Pine Street.
Calderon, released from jail two days earlier, saw & # 39; erratic & # 39; before he approached the Butler family.
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Serial criminal Francisco Calderon – who has been convicted more than 70 times, including 14 for assault – was arrested Saturday after allegedly throwing a cup of coffee over a baby in Seattle. He was released from prison two days earlier after serving eight months for a random attack on a man on the street
Army veteran Daynard Butler had been to Seattle for the first time with his wife – who is currently in military service – and their three young sons last weekend when the attack took place. Daynard then chased Calderon, tackled him to the ground and pushed him down until officers arrived
"He was the warriors of people on the street," Butler recalled KOMO News, saying that he was on the doorstep with his 2-year-old son Ryan asleep in the pram.
"He was following a lady and I started thinking to myself," if he does anything to this lady, I will have to intervene because she is alone. "
But suddenly it was Daynard's son who became the target of the focus of the Calderon as he started walking to the family before throwing a cup of coffee into little Rylan's face.
"He turned around, said something, grabbed his coffee and just threw it at my son's face," Daynard said. "For me I didn't know if the coffee was boiling hot or something, I only knew that he threw it in the face of my children and as a father I protected my child."
Daynard then chased Calderon, tackled him to the ground, and pushed him down until officers arrived.
Fearing that his son might have been scared or burned by the drink, the panic-stricken father also started beating the attacker.
"I went straight for him, I was hit with rights – straight in the face. I was very aware of the situation after a few blows, I knew I couldn't kill him – you know what I mean, "he continued KOMO.
The family ran into Calderon near the town's Westlake Park on the corner of 5th Avenue and Pine Street
Several other people have informed the police that they have been harassed by Calderon in the run-up to the attack on Daynard's son – two of whom helped take care of Rylan while his father treated the suspect and spoke to the police.
Calderon was arrested on the spot and charged with a kidnapping offense against a child, but the charges were reduced to a crime on Tuesday by a prosecutor – much to Daynard's indignation.
& # 39; I don't understand why he was absent with 73 convictions. That's crazy, & Butler said. "But it seemed that he was looking for a way to be arrested, he was looking for a way to return to prison, so it seemed to me."
Fortunately, Rylan suffered no permanent damage as a result of the alleged attack, while the coffee was believed not to be hot when thrown.
Calderon, a notorious perpetrator, was at the center of the city's political debate about how to deal with repeated, violent perpetrators, according to Q13 FOX.
Calderon was arrested on the spot and charged with a criminal offense against a child, but the charges were reduced to a crime by a national public prosecutor on Tuesday
He was mentioned in a report called "System Failure", a report commissioned by the city's business community in which 100 offenders were profiled and their journey through the criminal justice system.
The report stated that Calderon was responsible for "frequent, random attacks on innocent victims in Seattle."
In his last attack, Calderon was sentenced to a prison sentence of one year after municipal judge Ed McKenna rejected a plea agreed by the public prosecutor and public defender that Calderon would have sentenced him to 30 days in jail and a treatment program.
After the verdict, Seattle city attorney Pete Holmes and director of public defense Anita Khandwlwal met for McKenna's resignation and expressed concern about his alleged & # 39; ignoring [of] his duty to act impartially and with integrity & # 39; .
& # 39; Our concerns are based on your repeated comments about the sentencing opinions of prosecutors, the role of defender and problems you perceive in the criminal justice system, as well as your behavior during the conviction of Francisco Calderon & # 39 ;, a letter written said the couple.
McKenna refused the calls and replied: "I was selected by my colleagues in this position and I enjoy continued support from the bank. The court, as the judicial branch of the city administration, is a separate branch and has been chosen independently and must act without outside influence. An independent, fair and impartial judiciary is necessary to uphold the principles of justice and the rule of law. & # 39;
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