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La Mesa Police arrest business owner for restraining order violation

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Posted at 3:37 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 18:37:02-05

LA MESA, Calif. (KGTV) — This week, police say they arrested a La Mesa businessman, who was the subject of an inappropriate video posted online earlier this year, for violating a restraining order.

La Mesa Police said Peter Carzis was arrested Tuesday and charged with violation of a domestic violence restraining order.

Officers responded to the 8200 block of Lemon Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. for a report of a possible restraining order violation. Carzis was contacted by officers outside of an apartment complex.

As part of an active restraining order, Carzis is ordered to stay 100 yards away from the protected party's address, police said. Officers found Carzis sitting outside of the residence.

Last January, Carzis was captured on video allegedly committing a lewd act with a woman on the sidewalk outside his clothing store, Peter's Men's apparel on La Mesa Boulevard. The video was posted on a Facebook community page.

When news crews returned to the area to speak with Carzis, he allegedly attacked news reporters and photographers who were attempting to interview him outside his business.

Carzis has pleaded not guilty to felony vandalism charges and misdemeanor counts of battery and committing a lewd act in public.