Police: Oakland A's Bruce Maxwell made anti-police statements during arrest

Posted at 8:40 AM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 23:19:12-04

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell allegedly displayed signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication after he reportedly pointed a gun at a delivery driver's head in Scottsdale on Saturday night. 

Officers took Maxwell into custody at his home near Hayden and Camelback roads after they received a report that he pointed a gun at a female food delivery driver.

In court documents obtained by ABC15, police say Maxwell opened the door with a silver handgun in hand and pointed it at the driver's head.

Maxwell reportedly lowered the gun but kept it up against the wall near the door as the driver handed over the food at the doorstep.

As the driver left, she got into her vehicle and called the police.

When officers got on scene, they detained Maxwell without incident, who allegedly exhibited signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication.

Police say a "strong odor of intoxicating liquor emanated from his breath" and Maxwell was speaking in an elevated voice, often yelling, was verbally aggressive, using excessive profanities, and making anti-police statements.

Maxwell reportedly admitted to having a holstered gun on the left side of his hip while wearing shorts but told officers he canceled his food order.

According to court documents, Maxwell admitted to un-holstering his gun but then denied it, also denying pointing the gun at the victim.

Officers contacted the business that Maxwell had reportedly made an order with and the restaurant confirmed that "Bruce M." placed an order that was delivered and never canceled.

He was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.