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Teen pepper sprays officer

POSTED April 4, 2014 7:18 p.m.

A 16-year-old boy is facing battery charges for allegedly spraying a Turlock Police officer in the face with pepper spray.

Turlock Police officers were dispatched to the boy’s residence in the 300 block of W. Hawkeye Avenue around 4 p.m. Tuesday when his family reported him as out of control, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

The family reported the boy was breaking items and had threatened to harm a relative.

When the officers arrived the boy locked himself in a room and was stabbing the door with a screwdriver.

Fearing the boy might harm himself, the officers forced their way into the room, at which point the teen pepper sprayed one of them. The second officer was able to take the teen into custody without any further incident.

The teen was booked into juvenile hall on a charge of battery on a peace officer.

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