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Police: Man went 'golfing' on cruiser

Posted January 1, 2009
Updated March 9, 2009

— Durham police arrested a man they say hit a cruiser with a golf club outside a substation in The Shoppes of Lakewood Thursday afternoon.

A man stole a golf club from a thrift store in the shopping center and walked over to the marked car outside Durham Police Substation 3, 2000 Chapel Hill Road, around 1:30 p.m., police said. He smashed in the cruiser's back window and two passenger-side windows.

"He decided to go golfing on our patrol car," Lt. Robert McLaughlin said.

Witnesses gave a detailed suspect description, and officers quickly arrested Wilfredo Landa Rodriguez, 23, nearby in the 1700 block of Gunter Street.

Man hits Durham police cruiser with golf club Durham police arrest 'golfer'

Police charged Rodriguez with misdemeanor larceny and damage to property.

He was upset at a confrontation with police over an incident Wednesday night, McLaughlin said.


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  • OLD PIRATE 2 Jan 2, 2009

    Should have used a wood...to match his head

  • give me no quarter Jan 2, 2009

    From the picture it looks like the Police went golfing on his head. LOL. Nice two iron action.

  • we-r-just-human Jan 1, 2009

    Sounds like he wanted a free place to stay and some free health care or maybe he had a bad toothache. I know that would make me do something crazy to get some help...

  • bomanicous Jan 1, 2009


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  • cynsless1 Jan 1, 2009

    Ive wanted to hit one with something other than a golf club before.

  • ContinuityMan Jan 1, 2009

    Please replace your divots.