Cops: Man throws brick at Gwinnett patrol car, tries to punch officer

A man threw a brick into the windshield of a parked Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle on Jan. 31, the department said.

A deputy was working an approved off-duty job as a jewelry store security guard and had driven a patrol car to get there. While inside at the store, the deputy heard a loud noise. He turned around and saw that his windshield had been shattered, and a brick was precariously perched on the edge of the hood.

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The deputy saw a man leaving the scene and called Gwinnett County police. Police later found the man, identified as Christian Elijah May. When police attempted to take May into custody, he tried to punch an officer multiple times, according to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Shannon Volkodav. 

A man threw a brick into the windshield of a (Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office) patrol car. (Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office)

May was charged with felony willful obstruction of law enforcement, misdemeanor willful obstruction of law enforcement and interference with government property. He is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center. 

“We are glad no law enforcement officers were injured,” Volkodav said. “Property can be replaced, but certainly it’s a lot harder to repair people.”

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