Marked Sheriff’s cruiser stabbed by 20-year-old

The knife stabbed into the Sheriff's SUV. (Submitted photo)

The knife stabbed into the Sheriff’s SUV. (Submitted photo)

Sheriff Arpaio’s deputies arrested 20-year-old Zachary Jacobson after he stabbed a fully marked Sheriff’s posse vehicle in Fountain Hills after targeting it because he “hates the police.”

During an interview with Sheriff’s deputies, Mr. Jacobson admitted that he knew the car was a “police cruiser” and that he targeted the car

Zachary Jacobson (Submitted photo)

Zachary Jacobson (Submitted photo)

because he “hates the police” and wanted to send a message to everyone, according to the police report.

Mr. Jacobson was originally spotted jumping on the hood of the mark Sheriff’s posse unit holding a large butcher knife with an eight inch blade, the police said. Sheriff’s Possemen, at gun point, ordered Jacobson to drop the knife, at which point he stabbed the hood of the patrol unit, piercing the metal.

“This is a scary time for all law enforcement,” stated Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in the report. “We are dealing with a war on cops, people are randomly shooting our law enforcement officials; then this guy targets a fully marked Sheriff’s Vehicle to send a message.”

“I want to commend my deputies and possemen for showing restraint, and utilizing their training when dealing with this suspect,” stated Sheriff Arpaio.

Jacobson will be booked into the 4th avenue jail on criminal damage charges, and will possible face other charges, police say.

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