Court records paint a different picture of the man Garcia Torres’ mother and sisters call kind and a good father. A former classmate called Garcia Torres “a sweetheart.”
Around 6:15 p.m. on May 29, 2009, Morgan Hill police conducted a probation compliance check for a wanted man, Agustin Chavez, who had listed his address as Garcia Torres’ then address: 14245 Llagas Ave., a farmhouse in rural San Martin.
Once police went inside, four other people were there - including Antolin Garcia Torres, then 18 years old, who came out of a side bedroom and immediately “began yelling profanity
at us,” court documents show.
Garcia Torres yelled, “Get out of my house you f----ing pigs!” and continued to yell “Get the f--- out!”
“As he yelled, he postured as if he wanted to physically fight with us
,” court documents say. An officer told Garcia Torres to step aside so police could arrest a felon, but Garcia Torres refused and stood in the officer’s path, according to court records.
As Garcia Torres continued to walk in a threatening manner, the officers grabbed his arms in a wrist lock and attempted to escort him outside, but he continued to yell and resist
. Once outside, he was placed into handcuffs, though he still yelled profanity and tried on two occasions to stand up, when asked to sit down.
“(Garcia Torres) said he did not think we handled the situation very well. He stated we had no right to run into his house ... He said police should not be allowed to just run into someone’s residence,” court records show.
At about 7:48 p.m. the same day, Garcia Torres was placed alone in a cell at MHPD, waiting to be transferred to Santa Clara County Main Jail.
While inside, Garcia Torres apparently stuffed an entire roll of toiler paper into the toilet bowl
until it was about to overflow, court records show.
When asked to remove it, Garcia Torres did and said he tried to flood the cell because he was bored
Also while in the cell, Garcia Torres removed his shorts and using the metal rivets on his shorts etched “I seen it” on the bench
inside the cell. The graffiti was about 2 inches tall by 20 inches long. After police saw it, he said he was sorry and requested to write an apology letter.
“I’m sorry for what I did by writing ‘I seen it’ on the seet (sic) I was there for a long time and didn’t know what to do I got bored in there,” Garcia Torres wrote.
He was arrested for willfully resisting, delaying and obstructing a peace officer and vandalism (less than $400 in damage.) Both misdemeanors.
Antolin Garcia Torres chose to represent himself in court and waived his right to an attorney
. In that document from Aug. 13, 2009, he stated he went to Central Continuation High School but had not graduated and had a job working at Safeway.
He was sentenced to serve five days in jail.
Garcia Torres was back in handcuffs roughly a year later when he was arrested at the age of 19 for felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury.
The altercation occurred around 9:20 a.m. at the property in San Martin, which Garcia Torres' mother owned. Garcia Torres was renting the house to his sister and his sister's friend, who had not been able to pay rent. The two claimed to have made an agreement with Garcia Torres, which would have given the tenants more time before moving out, according to court documents.
Garcia Torres, however, became “frustrated” with the tenants. He removed the air conditioning unit from the home and threw it through one of the windows
the morning of June 16, 2010, according to court documents. He then told the tenants they had two hours to move out, reports state. When his sisters’ roommate asked Garcia Torres for more time, Garcia Torres replied “get the (expletive) out. You're pissing me off,” according to the police report.
A brawl ensued between Garcia Torres and the roommate. Garcia Torres later justified his hurry to get the tenants off the property by explaining to police he had a baby on the way, and didn’t “want no tweakers around,”
according to the report.
Police reports state Garcia Torres threw the first punch and hit the victim multiple times. The scuffle caused the victim to suffer nausea, vomiting and a laceration that required multiple stitches, according to court documents.
Garcia Torres was arrested, slapped with a $25,000 bail, served five days in jail and was ordered to take a 16-week parenting and anger management class after being convicted on a misdemeanor charge for battery.
Garcia Torres’ arrest in 2009 and 2011 are unrelated to a third assault in which Garcia Torres has been implicated. Authorities also believe Garcia Torres was the suspect in at least one event in a string of attempted assaults on women
in the parking lots of both Safeway grocery stores in Morgan Hill in March 2009, Sheriff Laurie Smith said.
In those incidents, a man approached three different women at night as they were entering their parked vehicles, or while they were sitting in the cars by themselves preparing to drive away. In one incident the suspect used a stun gun to attempt to subdue a woman after he entered her vehicle through the rear passenger's door.
In another, he entered an 18-year-old woman's vehicle in a similar fashion, and when the woman grabbed a pocket knife to try to defend herself he grabbed her hand that was holding the knife and placed it close to her throat, police said.
In all three incidents the suspect was frightened away by the screaming victims or passersby, and was unable to inflict serious injuries or assault, police said.