Man undresses, then eats and spits own feces at officers in patrol car

A man taken into custody on an arrest warrant in Northern California ate and spit his own feces at officers from the back of a patrol car, police said.

The Richmond Police Department responded to a report of a possible wanted person and detained the man upon arrival. Police said he gave officers a fake name.

"Well, there was an arrest warrant for the person with the name he provided. When the suspect realized he was about to be arrested for that warrant, he provided officers with his real identity. Well, there was an arrest warrant for him too. The suspect was taken into custody for the warrant and for false impersonation," the department said in a post on Facebook.

The man was arrested for the warrant and for false impersonation, authorities said. At the police station, officers learned the suspect was also on parole.

Authorities said the suspect became uncooperative during the booking process and decided to drive him to a county jail in Martinez, California.

As officers were driving on Interstate 80, the suspect slipped his cuffed hands from the back to the front, undressed and threw his clothes out of the window onto the freeway, police said.

Once officers realized the suspect was throwing his clothes out of the police car, authorities said they also realized he had just "defecated," started to eat his feces and then spat feces at the officers.

Officers pulled over and asked for assistance to help readjust the suspect into a "compliance safety device." He was then taken to county jail.

"The department is relieved that there were no injuries sustained in this incident and the involved officers were cleared of any biohazards," police said in the post. "We are proud of the officers' professionalism, composure and patience in this incident. We appreciate the partnership we have with the CHP and their continued efforts to help keep everyone safe on the freeways."

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The California Highway Patrol Oakland division responded to the situation on Twitter:

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