Police ejected an ex-employee of Healdsburg high-tech drone manufacturer General Dynamics from the firm's parking lot Tuesday after he allegedly was knocking on windows to try to have workers let him in.
"He was warned to stay away two other times," said Healdsburg Det. Nick Casteneda, who responded to the 1:30 p.m. call at the firm's Grove Street offices. "This was the third time."
Casteneda said the man, who was unarmed, was given a warning that if he shows up again, he would be arrested. He declined to identify the man except to say that he was not a Healdsburg resident.
Casteneda said the man was laid off from his job at General Dynamics. The detective had no word on the exact layoff date, but he said the man had shown up twice before in the last two weeks, trying to get inside the secure building.
"He was knocking on windows from the outside parking lot," Casteneda said. "He said he wanted to talk with some individuals."
Casteneda said the company, which recently expanded in Healdsburg, is seeking a restraining order against the man. If he shows up again, the firm will have permission to do a citizens' arrest, he said.
"I told him if he wants to talk to people, to do it away from the company, like on Facebook," Casteneda said. "We try to resolve things peacefully."