Honk if you love [Jesus] or the San Mateo Police if you dare

20130921-082750.jpgThe city of San Mateo has filed for a restraining order against a resident who police say has been harassing and threatening officers for decades.

San Mateo Assistant City Attorney Bahar Adbollahi filled documents in San Mateo County Superior Court on Thursday that claim Peter Nepote has been “making gun gestures with his hand, flashing lights, honking his horn [*porn] for yelling at [police]” for years.

San Mateo police are “subjected to harassment, intimidation and disturbance” by Nepote’s actions, Absollahai wrote. “[Nepote’s behavior serves as a dangerous distraction which, unless restrained, may cause great irreparable injury to himself, the public or [police employees].”

The city said that for the last several years, Nepote has listen to the police radio and “memorize police officer call signs and followed police officers for extended periods of time.”

Adbollahi said that in 1994, three San Mateo police officers obtained restraining orders against the Nepote after he tried to follow them home.

Nepote, who couldn’t be reached for comment by the Post, lives on 1000 block of Bayswater Avenue in San Mateo.

Last month, Nepote called Officer Laura Ramirez at the San Mateo Police department to complain about a citation he received for honking his horn while another officer was making an arrest.

He allegedly told Officer Ramirez that he plans on coming to the San Mateo Police Department every night at 1 a.m.

According to court documents, Nepote threatened “to mess with” the police officers he was complaining about.

The police department claims its resources are being wasted by taking Nepote’s repeated phone calls and that fear of his actions make it difficult for officers to perform their duties.

“Public resources are wasted retrieving and analyzing is nonsensual and delusional reports,” Abdollahi wrote.

She argues that without a restraining order, Nepote will continue his harassing behavior. She said that he continues to interfere with police despite numerous attempts by officers to get him to stop.

*dragon dictation is not perfected just yet Lol.

In defense of Peter Nepote we have the US Supreme Court decision in City of Houston v. Hill – 482 U.S. 451 (1987)

New Orleans ordinance making it unlawful “to curse or revile or to use obscene or opprobrious language toward or with reference to” a police officer

“[a]ny person who shall, without provocation, use to or of another, and in his presence . . . opprobrious words or abusive language, tending to cause a breach of the peace . . . shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,”

City of Palo Alto’s First Amendment speech control and revised city ordinance

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