On the way to jail, suspect jumps out of patrol car on Highway 14

By Samie Gebers

Last update: Sunday, March 26th, 2017

A suspect jumped out of a Palmdale patrol vehicle on Highway 14 near Placerita Canyon Road on Sunday, according to law enforcement officials.

“He was being transported from Palmdale Station to our men’s central jail downtown for processing,” said Deputy Dustin Wiemann with the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.

According to Sgt. Vincent Plair with the Sheriff’s Information Bureau, the suspect used his head to break the window of the patrol car.

“(He) jumped out of the car on the freeway while the deputy was driving full speed,” said Wiemann.

The Palmdale Deputy in the patrol vehicle called for further assistance and Santa Clarita units responded to the call.

According to officials, the suspect escaped the vehicle at 3:50 p.m., rolled down a hill and was recovered at 3:52 p.m.

After recovery, the suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The deputy that was transporting the suspect reported that he is “okay.”

A person head-butted out the window of a patrol vehicle while traveling at full speed on Highway 14 near Placerita Canyon Road on Sunday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
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On the way to jail, suspect jumps out of patrol car on Highway 14

Sheriff's officials clear the scene of an incident where a person head-butted the window of a patrol car and jumped out while traveling at full speed on Highway 14 near Placerita Canyon Road on Sunday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

A suspect jumped out of a Palmdale patrol vehicle on Highway 14 near Placerita Canyon Road on Sunday, according to law enforcement officials.

“He was being transported from Palmdale Station to our men’s central jail downtown for processing,” said Deputy Dustin Wiemann with the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.

According to Sgt. Vincent Plair with the Sheriff’s Information Bureau, the suspect used his head to break the window of the patrol car.

“(He) jumped out of the car on the freeway while the deputy was driving full speed,” said Wiemann.

The Palmdale Deputy in the patrol vehicle called for further assistance and Santa Clarita units responded to the call.

According to officials, the suspect escaped the vehicle at 3:50 p.m., rolled down a hill and was recovered at 3:52 p.m.

After recovery, the suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The deputy that was transporting the suspect reported that he is “okay.”

A person head-butted out the window of a patrol vehicle while traveling at full speed on Highway 14 near Placerita Canyon Road on Sunday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

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Samie Gebers

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Samie Gebers is currently studying broadcast journalism at College of the Canyons. She reports on the weekends as well as produces video content during the week.

  • Gary Bierend

    “According to Sgt. Vincent Plair with the Sheriff’s Information Bureau, the suspect used his head to break the window of the patrol car.”

    I find it hard to believe he was able to break tempered glass with just his head.

    • skibumpsboy

      A lot of crooks are hard-headed! 🙂

      • Gary Bierend

        No argument about that, but I’m still dubious.