HANSON, Mass. (CNN) – A man is in custody after accused of hitting one police cruiser and stealing another in Hanson, Massachusetts.
35-year-old Daniel Egan of Plymouth was arrest. It all started around 1:00AM when police say he drove through a stop sign and would not pull his car over for police. First hitting and trying run a Hanson cruiser off the road.
Chief Michael Miksch of the Hanson Police said, “The sergeant was able to maneuver away and remain in control, only minor damage to our cruiser.”
After police used a device to flatten his tires, Egan ran on foot into the woods off Route 58.
“While officers were trying to apprehend him, he managed to get back and get into one of the cruisers and steal the cruiser,” said Chief Michael Miksch.
The vehicle he allegedly stole belonging to Halifax police. Now officers deployed the stop sticks to deflate tires on their own vehicle. It came to a stop near the Plymton/Carver town line but Egan refused to get out.
“Officers spent approximately 20 minutes trying to convince him to get out,” said Chief Michael Miksch.
A bean bag weapon fired by the Halifax Police Chief himself shattered the rear window of the cruiser giving officers a better view. Egan was not armed, and was not able to access the cruiser’s locked weapon.
“He didn’t immediately surrender and we had to use canine to take him down,” said Chief Michael Miksch.
That dog bit Egan in the hand, and once outside the car police managed to take him into custody.
“We’re dealing with the unknown, we definitely showed a lot of restraint, and I think they handled it a great way, less than lethal weapons to take care of the issue,” said Chief Michael Miksch.
Egan faces numerous charges including failure to stop for a police officer and stealing a motor vehicle.