Man Shatters Police Cruiser Windows With His Head

Tuesday October 8th, 2013

Posted at 7:52pm

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An 18-year-old Wallaceburg man  is facing several charges after an incident early this morning that saw two police cruisers damaged.

Police in Chatham-Kent say it happened just before 3am when they responded to a report of suspicious males in the area of Bruce Street in Wallaceburg.

Police found two me dressed in black clothing and instructed the men to stop however they fled on foot, but were apprehended moments later.

One man refused to be handcuffed and attempted to swing his arm towards the officer. The man continued to refuse the officer’s commands, however he did finally comply. As the man was placed up against the cruiser for a search incident to arrest, the man raised his head and struck the rear window causing it to completely shatter.

EMS was contacted as the man suffered minor cuts to his face.   For his own safety ,police say they moved the man against a second cruiser.

While awaiting EMS arrival, the man lunged at the rear window of this second cruiser, striking it with his head, also causing it to shatter.

The man was transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for medical attention where he was treated and released and then transported to police headquarters.

Through investigation, the officers learned that the man was also currently bound by curfew condition. The 18-year-old Wallaceburg man has been charged with resist arrest,two counts of mischief under $5000 and failing to comply.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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