A Dallas man set to turn 59 on Wednesday is in custody for allegedly smashing a dozen police squad cars with a sledgehammer over the weekend.
The spree was eventually stopped by an unarmed officer and Dallas cops ended up giving the suspect, Gregory Simpson, an early birthday present: An arrest and time in jail.
“He’s very lucky that that guy didn’t turn the sledgehammer and assault him,” Michael Mata, president of the Dallas Police Association, told WFAA. “The Marshals would have had to come out and it could have turned into a deadly force confrontation.”
Dallas police say Gregory Simpson broke into the parking lot at the Dallas City Marshal’s Office detention center just after 5 a.m. Sunday morning before turning into a one-man wrecking crew.
It was not immediately clear why police believe Simpson starting swinging the sledgehammer, but he was charged with criminal mischief and is being held at the North Tower Detention Facility on $50,000 bond.
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SOURCE: Fox News, Greg Norman