Suspected drunk man headbutts windshield of police unit, threatens deputies

Suspected drunk man headbutts windshield of police unit, threatens deputies

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man was arrested Friday after resisting deputies and smashing his head into a law enforcement unit's windshield while heavily intoxicated.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 10, deputies were called out to the Cypress Lake Apartments in reference to a white male subject lying on the ground unresponsive and heavily intoxicated. The report states prior to deputies' arrival, the man ran away from a maintenance worker and the property manager into a nearby apartment on the third floor.

The maintenance worker and property manager believed he was wanted on felony theft warrants. They said he has been seen running from deputies in the past. The probable cause report states when the deputy knocked on the door of the apartment where the man, later identified as Michael Richards, 31, was hiding, he became very irate and began to yell obscenities at the deputy. Richards was so loud, that other residents began to come out of their apartments to see what was causing the disturbance.

The report states Richards does not live at the complex, but was visiting his brother. Deputies noted Richards smelled of alcohol while they were talking with him.

According to the report, Richards then tried to run, so a deputy took hold of his arm and used a straight arm bar to take him down to the floor. Richards was then placed in handcuffs. Deputies say he continued to yell obscenities at nearby residents. While being walked to a unit, Richards allegedly kicked one of the deputies and then slammed his head onto a deputy's marked EBRSO unit. The report also says while being transported, he continue to slam his head against the glass cage in the back seat of the unit.

For this incident, Richards was charged with disturbing the peace by intoxication, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer.

Richards was transported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, where he continued to behave in a belligerent manner, yelling that he was "going to kick everyone's a** in here." The report states he was given several verbal commands to calm down, but did not comply.

He was then taken to the medical department to be treated. The report states while in the medical department, Richards stated, "Yeah fat boy, I can't wait to catch you outside these bars, I'm going to f*** you up."

Richards also reportedly said, "When I get out of jail, I'm going to come back for you. I'm Jewish and my people have money. I'm going to get your job."

At this point, Richards was advised he was also going to be charged with public intimidation. The report states while being escorted to another area of the prison, he said, "My father was a cop in Caddo Parish for ten years. His father was a cop in Caddo and my family was the governor of this state. I hope you like your job because in a few weeks, it's going to be gone."

Richards was charged with two counts of public intimidation and retaliation.

Prison employees were unable to take a mugshot of Richards because of his uncooperative behavior.

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