Wyandotte police have released footage of a home invasion suspect they said tried to flee from officers in a dump trunk and resist arrest this week.
The man initially ran from police investigating a potential break-in early Thursday morning then scaled a fence and entered a local scrap yard in the Downriver community, investigators said in a statement.
“While the boys in blue were looking for him they heard a noise,” officials wrote on Facebook. “It was our suspect inside of a dump truck that he had just stolen.”
Body cam footage showed the man driving the truck backward, with officers in pursuit, before losing control.
At one point, the man “jumps out and comes straight at one of our officers trying to land a haymaker,” police said. “He is tased as he tries to punch the officer, then quickly taken into custody.”
Authorities said they believe the man, whose name has not been released, “is responsible for our recent home invasions, multiple stolen cars and a host of other property and violent crimes. This gentleman has an extensive criminal history and is/was a very dangerous man.”
Other details were not released Friday.
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