Man high on mojo used 'superhuman strength' to punch officers, steal police car
BATON ROUGE – Police say a man high on synthetic marijuana, wearing only underwear, used ‘superhuman strength’ to push five officers off of him before attempting to flee in a BRPD police car.
Baton Rouge Police officers responded to a call at the Capital Mobile Home Park on Plank Road in reference to a man high on ‘mojo’ attacking family members around 4 p.m. Saturday.
At the scene, the arriving officer was told that 35-year-old Jeremy Saylor was in the back of the complex wearing only red underwear.
When the officer approached Saylor’s location, police say he started screaming and ran towards the BRPD police car. He then started beating on the car and yelling at the officer.
Police say Saylor attacked the officer as he tried to get out of his vehicle. The officer was able to pin Saylor’s arm with the driver’s side door and call for backup. Saylor then used his free hand to punch the vehicle’s windshield, causing “a large beach ball size star in the glass.”
The four responding BRPD officers tried to taze Saylor at least four times with no effect. The first responding officer then released the pinned arm and tried to put handcuffs on Saylor.
Baton Rouge Police say Saylor continued to punch and hit officers trying to escape. Officers described Saylor as having ‘superhuman strength' when he pushed officers off of him and got into the nearby police car.
The officers then tried to pull Saylor from the car, but he was able to put the vehicle into reverse and drove backward, striking a trailer. Police say the car struck the trailer with enough force to push the home several feet off the concrete block, rupture a water pipe which sprayed water everywhere and busted a sewer pipe.
BRPD said Saylor drove the car so fast that officers had to dodge the car to avoid being run over. One officer’s leg was twisted as he avoided the car.
Officers were finally able to pull Saylor from the car and place him under arrest. He was charged with five counts of attempted murder of a police officer, resisting with violence, auto theft and felony damage to property.
Saylor was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
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