CBS Los Angeles

SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A 23-year-old man was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of waving a pickax and threatening a photographer with it.

Isaiah Gassaway of Santa Ana was booked on charges of attempted assault with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle, Santa Ana police said.

Shortly after 9 a.m., police got reports of a man waving a pickax at the intersection of Ross and Civic Center. When officers arrived, they determined that Gassaway got angry at a photographer who had been taking photos of the homeless population, then pulled out a pickax and chased him with it, police said.

Further investigation determined that the car Gassaway had been seen in had been reported stolen out of Santa Ana, officials said.

A second victim had been recording the incident on his phone when Gassaway confronted him with the pickax and demanded his phone. When the…

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