Man arrested after punching security robot

MOUNTAIN VIEW (KRON) — This is one of those only in Silicon Valley stories.

Mountain View police arrested a man for knocking over a security robot. The robot was patrolling a parking lot belonging to Knightscope.

Its alarms immediately went off, alerting an employee inside the business.

That person came outside and made a citizen’s arrest. Police showed up and took the suspect in custody.

And he is accused of being drunk in public.

The robot was not damaged. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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