Police said the man failed to drop a pipe, but neighbors told them he couldn’t hear the command.
Police were responding to a hit-and-run accident when they received a tip from a witness that one of the cars involved had traveled to an address in the southeast part of the city, Police Captain Bo Matthews told reporters on Wednesday.
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A police lieutenant traveled to the house and saw Magdiel Sanchez, 35, standing on the home’s front porch holding what he first believed to be a large stick.
“Later investigations show that this is going to be a metal pipe that’s about two-foot long and wrapped in some kind of material,” Matthews said, adding the pipe had a leather loop at one end.