HOWLAND TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A 28-year-old man is facing a laundry list of charges after running from police and jumping through the glass window of a Red Lobster restaurant.
Howland Police are thanking the public for pointing them in the right direction during a foot chase, which began Monday afternoon around the Eastwood Mall, during a very busy time of year.
Police said the chase started in the upper parking lot by Kohl’s, where the suspect, Anthony McClintock, was driving in circles. An officer confronted McClintock, during which time he took off, driving over an embankment behind the store toward Mines Road, according to police.
“We quickly found out that he caused a major crash and sent multiple people to the hospital,” Howland Police Chief Paul Monroe said.
After the accident, Monroe said McClintock ran through the busy parking lot of Best Buy, continuing toward Wendy’s.
“He ran with me… through one door of Wendy’s restaurant and right out the other, ran straight in the front doors of Red Lobster, and when he got into the middle of the restaurant, he decided he was going to launch himself through the glass windows,” he said.
Monroe tackled McClintock, who was taken to jail and initially booked as “John Doe,” because he provided officers with a fake name. Police say the car that McClintock was driving was stolen from a Warren home, and he was also wanted on a warrant for felony possession of heroin.
McClintock was charged with resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, obstruction of justice, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal damaging and falsification.
Police are consulting with Warren City prosecutors on possibly filing assault charges, too, in relation to the accident. McClintock is set to be arraigned Tuesday in Warren Municipal Court.