Ohio Police Chase Suspect into a Childcare Facility Full of Children!
A Warren, Ohio man is behind bars after fleeing police and running into a childcare facility.
The video, posted on the police department’s Facebook page, shows an officer with his Taser drawn chasing Lamar Mitchell into the Precious Times Child Care Center on North Park Ave. NW on November 2.
Police say Mitchell had been running after crashing his car near Washington St. NE when he fled from a traffic stop moments earlier.
According to police, Mitchell forced his way through a rear door of the daycare center as an employee walking back into the daycare center was attempting to shut the door.
Officers followed Mitchell through same doorway, saying he raised his hand towards the officers and threatened to “shoot” them.
After an officer made an unsuccessful attempt to use a Taser on Mitchell, the video shows him leaping into an enclosed play area where several toddlers were playing.
Police booked Mitchell into the Trumbull County Jail on two counts of felonious assault, aggravated burglary, failure to comply with a police order, four counts of aggravated menacing, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, and illegal use of license plates.
This was a terrifying day for both the children and the staff at the childcare center. Thankfully no one was physically hurt but, this has more than likely left some of them traumatized.
As of this morning, Mitchell remains jailed on $250,000 bond.