Wednesday
October
01
2014
5:20 pm
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 

Check out our archive of Dining Guides - Yum!

Candy thief, meth hider competent for trial
July 27, 2013, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Michael Aragon

A 29-year-old man discovered with methamphetamine hidden in his rectum while being booked into the county jail on suspicion of flashing a fake gun to swipe candy from a South San Francisco 7-Eleven is mentally fit for trial on second-degree robbery and drug charges.

Two court-appointed doctors concluded Michael Daniel Aragon, of Daly City, is able to aid in his own defense and Judge Barbara Mallach reinstated the criminal proceedings that had been on hold pending his evaluation. He returns to court Sept. 16 for jury trial.

On Friday, Aragon also tried firing his court-appointed attorney but was denied.

Authorities say Aragon entered the convenience store on El Camino Real the morning of Feb. 2 and bought some taquitos before leaving. A few minutes later, he reportedly came back and hid two pieces of candy in his pants before trying to leave without paying. When the clerk confronted Aragon, police say he pulled up his shirt to show a weapon that turned out to be a BB handgun and said he had no money.

A second clerk called police but, before they arrived, Aragon purchased some more taquitos before leaving in his car. He was arrested nearby and, during his booking into jail, authorities reported finding a bag of methamphetamine concealed in his rectum.

Competency is a person’s ability to aid in his or her own defense unlike sanity which is the mental state at the time of an alleged crime.

Aragon remains in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail.

 

 

Tags: aragon, before, court,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
What do you think of the new statewide plastic bag ban?

It's great, we need to get rid of them
Doesn't matter around here, they are already banned
Don't like it
Hope it starts a nationwide trend
Don't like it, but whatever

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Power restored after vehicle crash causes outage
  San Mateo police are reporting power has been restored after an outage caused by a low-spe..
U.S. stocks drop sharply; Airlines sink
NEW YORK — The stock market sank Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling 250 poin..
Secret Service chief resigns after security lapses
WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critic..
Truck deals help boost U.S. auto sales in September
DETROIT — Big discounts on pickup trucks helped keep U.S. auto sales strong in September. The p..
Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings
HONG KONG — Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory's t..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2014 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Bruno news