Knife wielding man attacks garbage truck driver.

A Redding man was arrested for attacking a garbage truck driver with a knife Friday, officers with the Redding Police Department said. Spencer Richard Gove, 40, attacked a Redding Waste Management employee who was driving his assigned route, when he encountered Gove “acting bizarre” on Moonstone Drive, police said. Gove began pointing a knife towards the driver in a “threatening manner,” police said, and then stuck the knife into a piece of wood and ran towards the truck.Gove then jumped onto the garbage truck, and reached in to grab the driver’s arm, trying to get him to fight him. Gove became irate, police said, and the driver pushed Gove away, drove down the road and called police. Officers found Gove in his driveway, and realized they’d previously contacted him in January for attempted carjacking and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  However, he was released after 14 days in custody and was released on the supervised own recognizance program, police said. When officers searched Gove’s residence they found ammunition, a zip gun, and firearm magazines. He was booked at the Shasta County Jail on multiple charges to include brandishing a weapon, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of an illegal zip gun, possession of a high capacity magazine, and battery.

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