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California nomad 'Mule' jailed after arrest in Castro Valley

Original post made on Sep 1, 2017

The nomadic man known as "Mule," who passed through the Tri-Valley this week, was arrested Wednesday night in Castro Valley on suspicion of trespassing and obstructing law enforcement.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 31, 2017, 4:44 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by Rick
a resident of another community
on Sep 1, 2017 at 9:57 am

Sad that the police feel the need to arrest this man.

Posted by Jeff
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 1, 2017 at 11:05 am

Also sad when a scared 1000 pound mule steps in front of your Prius while you're traveling 55 mph in the #3 lane of westbound I-580.

Posted by Jamie Jobb
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 1, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Anyone who wants to hear John Sears explain his nomadic lifestyle with his mule, may view this video, which is almost 14 minutes long:

Web Link

Posted by Jamie Jobb
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 1, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Sorry but the link posted previously is wrong. This is the correct link for Monk and his Mule:
Web Link

Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Sep 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Agree with Rick. Kind of sad that the police had to arrest him. Doesn't seem like a bad man, just a nail that sticks out. Sort of like a Kwai Chang Caine living in a modern world.

Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 1, 2017 at 4:22 pm

All he had to do was come to the other side of the fence like requested and probably be on his way but he had to be a jackass instead of a mule and now he's in jail. Boohoo

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 1, 2017 at 4:59 pm

Pleasanton Parent is a registered user.

I agree - sad he made his own choice to ignore instructions from police officers that resulted in his arrest. He made a choice with a known consequence. I'd be willing to bet if he had listened to officers they would have asked him to move along without incident.

What's more sad, is that this one individual is sucking down resources that really are needed elsewhere.

Posted by Rider
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 5, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Rider is a registered user.

Interesting discussion on freedom. We live in the land of the free provided you are born with land and/or money. If you have no land or money, well then you are just trespassing and need to be locked up.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 5, 2017 at 5:34 pm

Pleasanton Parent is a registered user.

Not true, there is this dying middle ground called "working for it".

Where we have failed is that people think equal opportunity means equal wealth/etc.

You have the same opportunity to succeed, your situation may dictate the ease at which you do, but its not out of the grasp

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