Man who rammed into several Cleveland police cars was high on synthetic marijuana

Posted at 5:29 PM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 17:28:59-04

A Cleveland man charged for ramming a police cruiser Wednesday said he was high on synthetic marijuana at the time of the incident. 

David Cobb was charged with felonious assault, operating a vehicle under the influence, fleeing and eluding police and other charges after he stole an SUV and rammed into a patrol car several times while he was high on K2 or "spice," according to a Cleveland police report.

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Officers approached Cobb, 24, at the intersection of East 105th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and noticed he was asleep at the wheel of a Chevrolet Tahoe with it still in drive. 

He refused to put the vehicle in park and began ramming the multiple patrol cars that surrounded the Tahoe. One officer was hit as Cobb tried to get away. 

Cobb hit the police cars at least three times before taking off and leading officers on a chase, the report said.

Officers were able to catch Cobb after a foot chase and immediately handcuffed him.

"Oh God, I got high," Cobb replied when officers asked what he was doing, the report said. 

Cobb told police he smoked liquid K2 from a bong at a friend's house prior to the incident. 

He also had "a little bit of water," the report said.

Officers arrested Cobb, and while they were taking him to St. Vincent Medical Center, he threw up in the patrol car four times. 


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