San Antonio man tries to bribe police officers, affidavit says

Jesse Diaz Jr. had outstanding warrants for his arrest

Jesse Diaz Jr. has gone from being a wanted man to one who faces even more trouble -- charges of bribery.

San Antonio police said the 26-year-old man was a passenger in a car that two police officers stopped around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of South Olive Street.

According to a police report, the officers observed the driver failed to use turn signals at an intersection.

The report stated that Diaz tried to give the officers a phony name, but they were able to learn his true identity.

The officers also found out that Diaz had three outstanding warrants for drug possession and assault on a public servant, the report stated.

As the officers attempted to arrest Diaz, they said he offered one of them $1,000 to let him go, the report stated.

When the officer turned him down, the offer soon increased to $1,500, then $2,000 for each officer, the report stated.

Diaz later offered to throw in the title to his Ford Expedition in an attempt to persuade the officers, the report stated.

Instead, they arrested him on two counts of bribery.

Diaz was taken to the Bexar County Jail, where he was later released after posting bond.

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