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Man Hits Cops to Stay in Jail

DES MOINES (KWWL) -- A 23-year-old man accused of hitting an officer said he did it, because he wanted to go to jail.

That's according to Des Moines police officers.  They say Richard West hit the leg of an officer who was responding to a call about a dispute Friday evening.

Police claim, West told officers he wanted to go to jail, and if a judge tried to release him, he would continue assaulting other officers.

The man got his wish -- Polk County jailers are holding him on $1,000 bond.

Online Reporter Colleen O'Shaughnessy

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