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Boston man accused of spitting on state trooper, claiming to have coronavirus

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A 29-year-old Boston man accused of stealing an SUV with a canine inside on Tuesday allegedly spit on a state trooper earlier than claiming he contracted the coronavirus and defecated inside a police cruiser, authorities mentioned.

Hamza Conner additionally defecated contained in the barracks reserving space, the Massachusetts State Police mentioned in a press release. He’s charged with making threats, refusing to determine himself, resisting arrest, witness intimidation and motorized vehicle offenses.

Authorities first encountered Conner simply after 10 a.m. when Braintree police mentioned they have been in search of a white Ford Explorer stolen from a pet retailer parking zone. The car had a canine inside on the time, they mentioned.

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A trooper was nearly struck by the SUV round 10:50 a.m. on State Route 3 in Kingston, greater than 30 miles south of Boston, when it sped previous him, authorities mentioned. One other trooper down the highway used spike strips to puncture two of the SUV’s tires.

Authorities have been pursuing the car when it crashed on a ramp from Route 3 to westbound State Route 44, and Conner fled on foot, the assertion mentioned.

One other trooper discovered Conner round 11:15 a.m. in Plymouth.

“The suspect immediately become unruly and resistant, said he was COVID positive, and refused to identify himself,” authorities mentioned. “The suspect then spit at the Trooper as he was taken into custody and continued to spit inside the cruiser during transport. He also defecated in the back of the cruiser and in the barracks.”

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Troopers on the barracks donned full-body private protecting gear (PPE)  and a hazardous waste cleanup workforce was contacted to sanitize the police car. The three troopers who got here into contact with Conner have been put on “brief leave” and shall be monitored for coronavirus signs.

The man who owned the SUV was reunited along with his canine. Conner is predicted to be arraigned remotely in Plymouth District Court docket.

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