HOLTVILLE — A 26-year-old man, knife in hand, reportedly forced his parents to turn over the keys of their vehicle to him Saturday; then fled, only to crash the vehicle a short time later.
Daniel Zavala Barraza of Holtville was booked into the county jail on suspicion of strong-arm robbery, auto theft and driving under the influence.
His bail was set at $20,000, but he also was arrested on a no-bail warrant, according to officials at the county Sheriff's Office.
The case started about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. According to the California Highway Patrol, Barraza forced his parents at knifepoint to turn over the keys to their sport-utility vehicle. Barraza then fled.