Teen accused of jumping on squad car at mall

Teen chased through mall
Teen accused of jumping on squad car at mall

An 18-year-old Madison man was caught after jumping on the hood of a squad car at West Towne Mall and fleeing officers, according to a release from Madison police.

Officers were at the mall for an unrelated call Friday evening when witnesses told them about a man who had been jumping on the hood of a squad car, causing dents, according to police. Witnesses pointed out the man and officers chased him inside the mall.

While an officer chased the man, a sergeant headed for the front entrance where he saw the man heading his way and looking over his shoulder, not aware he was running toward the sergeant, officers said.

Elijah J. Lurks struggled with officers before being taken into custody and cited on suspicion of criminal damage to property, bail jumping and resisting, according to police.

Lurks told police he was just trying to be funny.

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