June 08, 2010

Eric Wixcey Lucked Out And Went To Jail Instead Of The Morgue

Akron, Ohio (The Weekly Vice) - Eric Wixcey, a 22-year-old Ohio man, was arrested Thursday after he allegedly tried to blow up a police car by dropping a lit cigarette into its gas tank.

According to the Akron Police Department, Wixcey dropped the lit cigarette into the tank while police were maintaining order of a large crowd.

Investigators say witnesses saw Wixcey tampering with the patrol car's gas cap before attempting to flee the scene. He was captured after a brief foot chase.

The cigarette did not cause a fire or explosion.

Wuxcey was booked into the Summit County Jail on charges of arson, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct by an intoxicated person and molesting police equipment. His bond was set at $5,000.

Haley Mattson
The Weekly Vice

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