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* Raymond Antonio Jr Arrested by Petaluma Police for Allegedly Chasing Boys with a Bat

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Police arrested a 23-year-old man after he allegedly chased three people with a bat and threatened to kill them at the entrance of a fast food restaurant in Petaluma on Friday night. Officers were called at about 6:50 p.m. to a Jack in the Box, located at 837 E. Washington St. When they arrived they met with three teenagers. One teen told police he had been struck in the back of the head with a baseball bat, but he refused medical attention. The three said they had been confronted by Raymond Antonio Jr., a man who the teens have had ongoing problems with for years, according to police. They reported that Antonio drove by and, without being provoked, left his car with a baseball bat and started chasing them. They went into the restaurant and witnesses called police. Antonio told police he was the one who had been attacked by the three teenagers while he was sitting in his car. He said that during the attack he got a bat from his car in self-defense, which caused the three to flee. Antonio allegedly admitted chasing the teens into the restaurant and challenging them to a fight. He denied threatening to kill anyone. The Petaluma man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats and booked into Sonoma County Jail on $20,000 bail.

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