Suspects Arrested for Assault of Dave and Buster's Security Guard

After a huge fight broke out between 10-15 people, three suspects reportedly assaulted a security guard who was escorting them out of the business.

Three suspects are in custody after a huge fight broke out at in the in the early hours of Friday morning, that ended with a security guard being pushed down and punched.

At approximately 12:52 a.m. early Friday morning, Milpitas Police responded to a report of a fight taking place at Dave and Buster's. Reportedly, a fight between 10-15 people had broken out inside the business. Security guards had broken up the fight, and were attempting to escort those involved outside. 

Once outside, a suspect identified as Adrian Christian de Guzman Jacob, a 22-year-old San Jose resident, reportedly pushed a 42-year-old security guard and then punched him in the face. 

At that time, Milpitas Police said another suspect, identified as Marko Severo, a 23-year-old San Jose resident, then approached the same security guard, punched him in the face, and then ran away. Other security guards chased Severo into the parking lot, subdued him, and handcuffed him.

A third suspect, Arthur Caesar Corpuz Pagaduan Jr., a 31-year-old San Jose resident, kicked the same security guard in the head.

All three suspects were taken into custody by Milpitas Police when they arrived at the scene.

Pagaduan was arrested and charged with felony assault, and booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail. The other two suspects, Severo and Jacob, were cited for misdemeanor assault and battery and were released at the scene.

Anyone with information about this case or any other crime are asked to call the Milpitas Police Department at 408-586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling the crime tip hotline at 408-586-2500 or online at the Milpitas Police Department's website.


Rudy Lora April 08, 2012 at 04:01 PM
What security? My Sons radio was ripped out of his Truck, and the so called security wouldn't do nothing. They told him to make a police report. They were standing next to his truck talking to each other when he found it ripped off. I don't go there at all and I wish it would close down. The place is overated.
Jennifer van der Kleut April 08, 2012 at 05:11 PM
From what we understand, these security guards are employed by D&B alone, and I believe they are just located inside keeping an eye on people who drink, etc. I don't think they man the parking lot.
Norm April 08, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Yes - the mall does have its own security team, but they could probably do a better job, judging by the things we read.
Richard R. Estacio April 11, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Great Mall does provide private security services. Dave and Busters employs in-house security personnel. In-House employees are much more competent and reliable than contract services. Great Mall initially had their own security staff; however, the Chief of Security was a former Milpitas Police Department Chief. The way he conducted the mall's policies apparently did not work in his favor; thus, receiving complaints from the patrons and suspects. Please send your grievances to the mall management in regards to your disatisfaction with their security services. The Security Director usually hires non-experience personnel. This is like a "training program". I do monitor MPD / MFD, Mall Security with a scanner. We all know there is too much incidents in the area; especially when D&B began operations. Most of the time, victims will notify police, and not security. If warranted, MPD will have dispatch contact private security. In this latest incident, mall officers were not aware of the D&B disturbance. A security officer happened to see police and fire entering entrance 5A {location of security office and police sub-station}. Assuming that the security office does not have a scanner to monitor police/fire transmissions. Very incompetent safety issues. Oh well !!
Norm April 11, 2012 at 07:20 PM
I feel the mall is reasonably safe, but as they say, "Be aware of your surroundings".


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