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Man arrested after ramming San Diego police patrol car in City Heights parking lot

Posted at 8:29 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 11:29:30-05

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man was arrested Monday morning after backing his SUV into a San Diego police patrol car in a City Heights parking lot, then refusing to come out of the vehicle for over an hour, police said.

Shortly after 3:35 a.m., a 911 caller reported that a man was yelling inside a 7-Eleven store at the corner of Fairmount and University avenues, then got into his vehicle in the parking lot and committed a lewd act, San Diego police officer Scott Lockwood said.

Officers responded to the scene and found the man still inside his SUV in the 7-Eleven parking lot.

While attempting to flee, the man backed his SUV into an SDPD patrol vehicle, then remained in the vehicle and refused to surrender, Lockwood said. Officers evacuated the 7-Eleven while attempting to get the man to surrender.

Shortly before 4:45 a.m., officers broke the back window of the SUV and fired several pepper-ball rounds inside, he said. They then rushed in and took the man into custody.

The suspect, believed to be in his 40s, was taken to a hospital for evaluation and was expected to be booked into jail once medically cleared, Lockwood said.

The man's name was not immediately available.