Florida Man Arrested For Attempting To Break Into Jail

The suspect was allegedly high on flakka.

The holidays are a time to reconnect with old friends, but breaking into jail may not be the best way to do that.

Authorities in Indian River County, Florida, arrested a man Monday night after he allegedly tried to break into the county jail by ramming his car into the front door and then trying to climb a fence.

The suspect, 24-year-old Patrick Rempe, was arrested when he got tangled in the fence's razor wire, according to WFTV.com.

Indian River County Sheriff's Office

Rempe was taken into custody and treated for minor injuries.

Police said he told them he was high on the synthetic drug flakka and just wanted to "visit friends who were in the jail," according to WPBF TV.

Sheriff's department officials estimate the damage to be at least $5,000.

Even if Rempe managed to climb the fence, he would have had to scale another fence, and then get through a locked door at the building where his friends were housed, TCPalm.com reports.


Rempe is that he now faces charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer, three counts of felony criminal mischief, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage and driving under the influence, according to WFLA.com.

Rempe is being held without bond which, ironically, gives him plenty of time to reconnect with old friends.

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