Chief: Driver called in rant before crashing into cruisers

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio police chief says a man who crashed into multiple police cruisers over the weekend called in a rant about police before he started driving erratically.

Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) Falls Police Chief Jack Davis tells WEWS-TV ( ) the 46-year-old man called police around 1:20 a.m. Saturday and started “going off” about officers in an expletive-laced rant that lasted 32 seconds.

Police say the man then crashed into multiple vehicles in the department’s parking lot and collided with an officer who suffered serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. The department identified the officer as Ted Davis, an 11-year veteran of the force.

After the crash, police say the driver told them he set his Akron home on fire. Firefighters arrived to find a blaze that caused major damage.

Authorities haven’t released the man’s name.


Information from: WEWS-TV,