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Drunk Man Arrested for Showing Robot Security Guard Who Is the Boss

A robotic security guard. Photo: Knightscope

Remember the 300-pound robot security guard that hit and rolled over a toddler in California last year? Well, the bot — or rather, the same type of bot — got a taste of its own medicine last week, after an drunk dude knocked it to the ground. Jason Sylvain, a 41-year-old man, was arrested for attacking the robot, which was patrolling a parking lot in Mountain View, California, ABC7 News reports.

The robot, built by a company called Knightscope, clocks in at five feet tall, and “spins and occasionally whistles,” ABC7 News also reports. “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,” one Mountain View resident told them of the incident. Sylvain is up against charges of both prowling and being drunk in public.

Drunk Man Arrested for Beating Up Robot Security Guard