Suspect chewed wires in FHP cruiser, officials say

Richard Walker also put chewing gum on camera, troopers say

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol troopers have released surveillance video of a road rage suspect who they say tried to chew through recording equipment in the back of a patrol car. 

Troopers said the video shows Richard Walker moments after he was arrested on State Road 429 in Winter Garden for intentionally crashing into a vehicle several times. Investigators said he also used a hammer to smash that vehicle. 

Once handcuffed and put inside the patrol car, Walker was caught on camera putting chewing gum on the lens of a surveillance camera then trying to chew through the camera's wires. Troopers said Walker caused damage to the equipment. 

Walker became irate during the arrest and also threatened the trooper.

Walker was booked into the Orange County Jail on several charges, including aggravated assault, resisting arrest and damaging property. 

Walker later bonded out of jail. 


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