STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden is getting attention for his outburst during an anti-crime rally in his hometown of Stockton.
Braden was carrying a baseball bat and began yelling at the city's police chief about Stockton's crime woes at Wednesday's rally. At one point, Chief Eric Jones told Braden he would be escorted out if he didn't wait his turn to speak.
Stockton filed for bankruptcy earlier this year and has experienced a surge in homicides.
Braden later told CBS-13 (http://cbsloc.al/SUzXDn ) he was recently attacked in his car, and his grandmother was robbed.
He said he has put his house up for sale, and he encouraged other people to arm themselves or also leave the city.
A's spokesman Bob Rose told the Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/SIUznk ) the team had no comment.