August 24, 2008
Salem, Oregan (The Weekly Vice) -- Evan David Thomas Adams, a 19 year old Oregon man has been arrested on multiple charges after he allegedly jumped into a patrol car and attacked a police officer who stopped to help him. Admitted he was high on mushrooms.
According to Marion County authorities, Deputy Jerry Wollenschlaeger stopped to assist what appeared to be a man having car trouble on Hawthorne Ave around 3:00 a.m. Friday morning.
He noted the apparent driver, who appeared to be walking away from a black jeep and pulled up alongside the man to see if he was having car trouble.
"He seemed like a nice enough guy, and the next thing you know, he's jumping into the patrol car," said deputy Wollenschlaeger of the Marion County Sheriffs Department.
According to the Sheriff's office, Adams lunged at the deputy through the passenger window and began to fight. For a moment, the officer was able to exit the patrol car and pin the man long enough to ask him what his problem was. "I'm high on mushrooms, dude" was Adam's reply according to deputies.
"The fight lasted for some time and Deputy Wollenschlaeger was finally able to deploy his police K-9 partner, Yo, to assist him, said Sheriff's office spokesperson Jason Myers. "With the help of Yo and Corp. Don Parise from the Salem Police Department, the suspect was taken into custody."
Adams, who admitted to being under the influence of psilocybin mushrooms, was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for dog bites on his legs and scrapes on his face.
Adams was charged with assaulting an officer, interfering with a police animal, DUI, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle. He was booked into the Marion County Jail pending a $32,500 bond.
The Weekly Vice Opinion
"What's wrong with you?"
"I'm high on mushrooms dude."
Sometimes we forget exactly why cops get so pissy with people. While they certainly aren't licensed to have a superiority complex, it's no wonder they develop a short fuse at times. Hopefully those dog bites gave Adams a little keepsake from the evening festivities.
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