Dallas Police Say This Guy Was Arrested for "Repeatedly" Spitting on an Officer

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Lee's mugshot
Yesterday, Kenneth Howard Lee celebrated his 58th birthday. Or perhaps he didn't celebrate it at all; police reports tend to be silent on things like that. What we do know is that around 2 a.m. today, shortly after his special day was over, Lee was pepper-sprayed and then taken to jail, with a Dallas police officer alleging that the man had "intentionally caused" the officer "to come into contact with [Lee's] saliva."

According to the incident report, a Dallas police officer trainee named Robert Lyons told a fellow officer that he'd been driving his squad car when Lee "repeatedly spit" on him.

It's not clear if Lee was in the car at the time, being arrested for something else, or if this was more of a drive-by loogie situation. A police spokesperson couldn't help us clarify the issue, and no other charges appear on the arrest report. Officer Thomas reported that just after the alleged hocking occurred, she observed Lyons rapidly pull over and remove Lee from the vehicle, who was "violently thrashing about and resisting." Thomas writes that Lyons then delivered a one-second burst of pepper spray in Lee's face to bring him under control.

Thomas adds that post-spraying, Lyons immediately called Dallas Fire and Rescue to treat Lee. The man was treated at the scene and taken to Lew Sterrett "without further incident," where he posed for the mournful-looking, orange-tinted mugshot you see above.

Lee is being held on a $5,000 bond on charges of harassment of a public servant, a felony.

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mcdallas
mcdallas topcommenter

He's upset over the demolition of his former apartment dwelling.  And you thought he was offed by Jack Ruby...

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

He was pissed because his brother Darrel and his other brother Darrel left him.


bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

In the run-up to the innauguration, we can expect a lot of aging, drunken, hillbillies to act this way.

These are not pleasant times for those nasty people.

citycoyote
citycoyote

Alleged crimes and mugshots have a way of matching up nicely.  

albert.finney000
albert.finney000

Looks like he'd not be too friendly towards tollway bicyclists either.

Mark Frye
Mark Frye

Waht an attractive man too NOT

WhiteWhale
WhiteWhale

Lee does not look like like a happy birthday boy

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