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Man accused of terrorizing parents and vandalizing their home in Redwood City

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A 26-year-old man was arrested Thursday, Nov. 9, after he "terrorized" his elderly parents, caused more than $30,000 in damage to their house, and vandalized a neighbor's vehicle, Redwood City police said.

Jason Holden was accused of felony elder abuse, felony vandalism, felony eluding, and resisting arrest for multiple acts committed in October and November, police said Friday. He was preemptively charged on Friday, Nov. 3, before police arrested him on Thursday.

On Thursday night, Holden lit a large fire in the backyard of the residence on Waterside Circle that required firefighters to extinguish the flames, police said.

Holden attempted to barricade himself inside the home. Police said they employed a 40mm "less lethal" round, adapted from a military grenade launcher, and a police dog to take him into custody.

Holden is due back in court on Nov. 27 for a preliminary hearing. 

Pulse staff contributed to this report. 

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