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A kicking, head-butting, spitting arrest for Salt Lake City cops

First Published Apr 11 2014 10:06 am • Last Updated Apr 11 2014 11:20 am

Salt Lake City police had their hands full taking a car-prowling burglary suspect into custody.

A woman witnessed the 20-year-old man breaking into her car about 10 p.m. Thursday at 1650 S. State St. and called 911. Moments later, another citizen reported seeing the same man burglarize a car at 216 E. 1300 South.

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Change and electronics were taken.

Police located the suspect, who admitted, after waiving his Miranda rights, to stealing the items. He claimed he was looking for money to buy food.

That was when things got interesting for arresting officers. As police attempted to secure him in the rear seat of a cruiser, the suspect allegedly attempted to head butt one officer, kicked another in the shin and spit into the face of a third officer.

The suspect also attempted to kick out a window, bending the door frame outward in the process.

The man was eventually subdued and booked into Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of third-degree felony counts of theft, assault by a prisoner and damaging equipment, along with misdemeanor counts of vehicle burglary and resisting arrest.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims


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