January 25, 2009
Gregory Pracht - Texas Man Smokes Joint Inside Target Store And Then Attacks Officer. Police Dogpile Ensues
Gregory Pracht Jail Intake Booking
El Paso, Texas (The Weekly Vice) -- Gregory Pracht, a 33-year-old El Paso man was arrested last week after smoking a joint inside a Target retail store and then attacking the arresting officer. Police dogpile ensues.
According to the El Paso police department, Pracht entered a Target store at around 7 pm, put on a pair of store sunglasses, lit up a joint and then began unwrapping random CD's.
A store security guard, who knew he was up against trouble, contacted El Paso police while keeping an eye on Pracht's behavior.
When Pracht was exiting the store (with the sunglasses on), he was stopped at the door by an El Paso Police officer who took him into custody. Pracht told the officer that he had a puppy locked in the car, so the officer had the handcuffed Pracht lead him to his car.
At some point while the officer was checking on the supposed dog, Pracht got his hands out from behind his back and attacked the officer. It took two store security guards and a call for police officer back up to finally get Pracht under control and into the back seat of a police cruiser.
Authorities searched Pracht's vehicle and found an undisclosed amount of cocaine.
He was booked into the El Paso County Jail for assault on a public servant, possession of cocaine and an outstanding traffic offense warrant for speeding. His bond was set at $35,085.
The Weekly Vice
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