Last night, Zachary Jacobson became the latest person to seek a confrontation with the police.
The 20-year-old was spotted jumping on the hood of the marked Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff’s deputy vehicle in Fountain Hills while holding an eight-inch butcher knife, CBS 5 reports.
With guns drawn, deputies ordered him to drop the knife, and that’s when they say he began stabbing the hood of the vehicle, piercing the steel.
According to deputies, Jacobson said he did so because he “hates the police” and wanted to “send a message to everyone.”
He didn’t elaborate on what message should be received.
“This is a scary time for all law enforcement,” Sheriff Joe Arpaio said after the incident. “We are dealing with a war on cops, people are randomly shooting our law enforcement officials; then this guy targets a fully marked Sheriff’s Vehicle to send a message. I want to commend my deputies and possemen for showing restraint, and utilizing their training when dealing with this suspect.”
Jacobson was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail on charges for criminal damage and he may face other charges, ABC 15 reports.