Law enforcement in Northern California learned the true meaning of “getting your hands dirty” on the job Tuesday when a suspect on parole responded to his arrest warrant by throwing his own feces at them.
Police officers responded to a report of a wanted person 20 miles northeast of San Francisco Tuesday, but when they arrived on the scene, the man gave them a false name, the name of another man wanted for arrest. After the suspect became “uncooperative” and “combative” with the officers, they decided to take him to the county jail.
As the patrol car traveled across the highway, things got a little strange in the back seat. The officers were startled to realize the suspect had managed to slip out of his handcuffs and was throwing his clothes out the window.
But that wasn’t all he was doing. “They also realized he had just defecated, started to eat his feces and spat feces at the officers,” police said.
The officers were forced to frantically pull over and request assistance, leading California Highway Patrol to shut down the freeway as a safety precaution. The suspect was outfitted with a “compliance safety device” before being safely transported to the county jail for booking.
The Richmond Police chief is happy the situation didn’t become worse.
“The department is relieved that there were no injuries sustained in this incident and the involved officers were cleared of any biohazards,” Richmond police said in a statement. “We are proud of the officers’ professionalism, composure, and patience in this incident.”
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