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Homeless man charged with assault at Denny's
Joseph Correia
Joseph Correia

A 28-year-old homeless man from Napa was arrested Tuesday morning, Oct. 27 after he allegedly assaulted employees at the Ceres Denny’s restaurant.

At 7 a.m., Officer Billy Carter was dispatched to the restaurant at 1507 Herndon Road, but by the time he arrived the suspect had fled on foot eastbound toward the Hatch Road Shopping District.

The manager told police that the man, Joseph Correia, 28, of Napa had gone into the bathroom. Employees recognized him as the same man who had vandalized an advertising sign and attempted to assault employees the previous day. When he exited the restroom, Correia was asked to leave the premises. He refused and became aggressive and belligerent, cursing at the employees and threw items, including a full glass syrup dispenser and large metal serving pan that narrowly missed them. 

Officer Christian Izquierdo located Correia near O’Reilly’s Auto Parts and arrested him. Witnesses positively identified him as the suspect and he was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.