Man who told sergeant he 'kills cops' looks rather angry in his mugshot
The snarling mugshot of a scraggly man who allegedly pulled a knife on police and threatened to kill them has been released.
Raymond Lapinski, 29, is facing a laundry list of charges after he was arrested by Connecticut State Police on Wednesday.
And his mugshot might say it all. In it, Lapinski showed his teeth to state police after taking him into custody.
Police say that only one day after he threatened to kill a state trooper, Lapinski, of Hartford, pulled out a knife on the officers who arrested him.
Lapinski, who already had half a dozen run-ins with the force in Greater Hartford, shouted at a state police sergeant asking if he was a ‘cop’ on Monday morning.
He told the officer, who was patrolling Asylum Street at 10:30am, that he ‘kills cops’ before threatening to come for the sergeant, the Middletown Press reported.
But Lapinski fled before the sergeant took him into custody, driving off in his Honda but stopped for a moment to make an ‘obscene hand gesture’ at the sergeant.
The sergeant spotted the man at Pulaski Circle only for Lapinski to accelerate when he put the sirens on, it was reported.
A 100mph speed chase ignited along Interstate 91 going south but state police pulled the breaks around Exit 28 ‘in the interest of public safety’.
Officers realised Lapinski had five arrest warrants to his name across Hartford, West Hartford, and Canton.
Troopers and Hartford police officers scoured the city the following day and found him strolling at the corner of Asylum Avenue and Ann Ucello Street around 9:15am.
As soon as law enforcement identified themselves to Lapinksi, he pulled out a blade and became ‘combative’ as he eventually dropped the knife when police pulled their guns, state police said.
‘Officers sustained minor injuries during the struggle to secure Lapinski in the cruiser,’ state law enforcement told WFSB.
He shouted profanities on the drive to the Hartford Correctional Center.
Lapinski was charged with assault on a public safety officer, criminal attempt to commit assault in the first degree, interfering with an officer, and carrying a dangerous weapon the next day.
He will appear in court on May 10 with a bond set at $560,000, jail records show.
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