Police Use Battering Ram, Clever Door Tricks to Dislodge Stubborn Suspect
Pasco Police have now revealed how many efforts they had to make to dislodge a stubborn suspect, wanted for multiple violations.
COPS USE BATTERING RAM AFTER SUSPECT BARRICADED DOOR OF ROOM AT TAHITIAN INN
Monday night officers were called to the Tahitian Inn at the corner of Lewis and 28th Ave. for a report of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, they found the female had been arguing with the suspect, identified as 42-year-old Russell Springer (hometown not listed).
Springer had violated not one but two protection orders against the woman, but when Police attempted to contact him, he refused to come out of his room in the hotel. Officers were able to disable the lock, but then found Mr. Springer had piled the furniture in front of the door.
HERE COMES THE BATTERING RAM
Officers were able to blast open the door with a battering ram, in the words of Pasco PD, wood, trim and splinters went flying everywhere. However, Springer was found to have locked himself in the bathroom. Attempts to fire some pepper spray underneath the door produced a coughing fit by the suspect, but he still refused to exit.
Finally one of the Pasco officers, not wanting to do further damage, came up with the idea of removing the hinge pins from the door. Those are the metal rods that hold the door hinges to the frame. That did the trick, and finally, Mr. Springer was apprehended without further incident.
He's now facing multiple felony charges as he's had previous similar incidents. Police noted they went to all these efforts to ensure the safety of the suspect and Officers.