A former warehouse employee suspected of trying to run down his former co-workers was behind bars today.
Scott Allen Painter, 36, of Jurupa Valley, was being held at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside in lieu of $1 million bail, with arraignment expected Thursday at the Riverside Hall of Justice.
Painter, who was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, allegedly drove his vehicle up a loading dock at a Swift Transportation warehouse in the 11000 block of Mission Boulevard around 11 p.m. Monday and “started driving erratically at high rates of speed,” sheriff’s Sgt. Bryan Vig said.
“(He) purposely crashed into several pallets containing products. The suspect also drove his vehicle directly at employees as they were attempting to flee the area,” Vig said.
Employees subdued Painter before deputies arrived. Several thousand dollars worth of products were damaged and one employee had a minor injury, Vig said.
Authorities didn’t say why Painter allegedly tried to run down his former colleagues.