Police: Armless security robot loses fight to drunk man

The robot only suffered scratches and is back on the job


By PoliceOne Staff

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — A security robot was attacked by a drunk man during a parking lot patrol last week.

Jason Sylvain, 41, allegedly approached and pushed over the 300-pound armless Knightscope robot, ABC7 reported. 

"I think this is a pretty pathetic incident because it shows how spineless the drunk guys in Silicon Valley really are because they attack a victim who doesn't even have any arms," citizen Eamonn Callon said.

The robot, named K5, suffered minor scratches and is back on patrol. 

Knightscope’s co-founder told ABC7 that this event proves the technology is useful because police caught and booked the suspect.

Sylvain is facing prowling and public intoxication charges. 

 

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