Police door kicker does jail time

A 34-year-old man recently arrested in Langley caused more than $1,500 in damages to a city squad car with his feet.

According to Police Chief Randy Heston, Kevin Brown was taken into custody March 16 for an outstanding warrant near a home in Edgecliff. Heston said Brown has been arrested by Langley police before and was uncooperative.

“As soon as one cuff went on, he started resisting,” Heston said.

The two arresting officers struggled with the man and eventually had to sweep his feet to get him under control. However, once in the police car, Brown reportedly laid down in the seat and kicked the door with both feet two or three times.

“The door almost came open, he kicked it so hard,” Heston said.

The damage was so severe, the door had to replaced at a cost of $1,529. That includes the cost of graphics. The bill was covered by the city’s insurance company.

Neither Brown nor the two officers were injured in the incident. However, Heston said Brown spent more than a month in jail and that he has since been released.

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