Freaked-Out Meth-Head Father Dangles Baby Out Window: Gets Tased & Subdued by CopsPosted: September 8, 2014
Meth-Head Baby Dangling Episode Resolved by Local Police
BREMERTON, Wash. — Michael Harthorne reports: A 43-year-old man high on meth repeatedly dangled his 6-month-old baby out a broken second-floor window after barricading himself in his apartment early Saturday in Bremerton, according to the Bremerton Police Department.
“Patten was taken to Harrison Hospital, were he admitted to being ‘high and strung out’ on meth.”
Officers were called to an apartment at 145 Bloomington Ave. around 4:45 a.m. in response to some sort of problem. According to police, they arrived to find Adam Patten holding his baby out a broken window.
“Sometimes officers have to make split second decisions…Officers Frank Shaw, Chris Faidley and Matt Thuring very likely saved a life with their quick actions.”
Patten was reportedly sweating profusely and shouting, “You’re going to have to kill me” and “You aren’t taking my baby.”
According to police, the baby’s mother was inside the apartment screaming for Patten to put the baby down. But, she was unable to let officers inside the apartment because Patten had put metal bars across the door.
While one officer negotiated from the ground, two officers kicked a hole in the door and were able to crawl inside. According to police, officers pried the baby away from Patten as he sat in the middle of the apartment.
Once the baby was taken away from him, Patten reportedly fought with officers and had to be subdued with a Taser…(read more)