LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 18: Donald Rayfield, known on the street as "Detroit", smokes crack cocaine in an underground storm drain on January 18, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. Detroit became homeless when he began smoking crack as he grieved the sudden death of his mother on December 15 ending four years of drug-free living. He has enrolled in a rehabilitation program to begin this week. A recent comprehensive census and survey of homelessness in Los Angeles County by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development found 88,345 homeless people in the city and surrounding communities, far exceeding any other county in the nation, or the five boroughs of New York which by contrast have only 48,155 homeless people. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Thomas Pumphret, 46, was stopped on Tuesday night after officers noticed he was riding a bike without proper lighting.
After a consensual search, Pumphret was found to have a glass pipe with brown residue.
When officers attempted to arrest him, he ran into the wooded area next to them. They lost sight of him and deployed K-9 units and an Air-1 unit. They made an announcement over a PA system that if he didn’t give up, he would get bit by the dogs.
He quickly gave up and when officers asked him why he ran, he said, “I am a junkie.”
He was arrested for resisting arrest, drug paraphernalia, and cocaine possession.