Man Wearing a Panda Head Arrested on Suspicion of Drug Possession

Police say the 32-year-old man was wearing a panda costume head and screeching the tires of his car in front of officers.

Riverside PD

A man wearing a panda costume head was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of illegal drug possession, according to the Riverside Police Department.

Police posted a photo of the suspect, including the panda costume head, in a jail cell.

The bizarre chain of events played out in La Sierra neighborhood in Riverside.

David Kruzek, 32, of Riverside was driving with illegal drugs in his car while screeching his tires in front of officers, police said in the Facebook post. Kruzek was found in possession of suspected heroin and methamphetamine, police said.

The amount of of drugs was probably enough to sell a few hundred doses to people, authorities said.

An initial court date was scheduled for November, according to Riverside County jail records. It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

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