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Man arrested for allegedly throwing urine at police

By: matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com
November 15, 2013 Updated: November 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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photo - Dylan Zeller, 18
Dylan Zeller, 18 

An 18-year-old man was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly went on a tirade in the back of a Colorado Springs police cruiser and later threw urine on an officer at Memorial Hospital, police said.

The incident began shortly before 10 p.m. when a pair of officers responded to a report of a disturbance at the Summit Creek Apartments on South Chelton Road. A security officer said two men were fighting because one of them did not want the other to drive drunk.

When police arrived, they put Dylan Zeller, 18, in the back of the cruiser, police said. That's when Zeller started kicking and banging his head on the windows and cage in the car. One officer threatened to use pepper spray if he didn't stop, but the man allegedly continued and was sprayed.

Police took Zeller to the hospital where he allegedly "threw bodily fluid" at one of the officers as police tried to reposition Zeller's handcuffs. The urine hit the officer in the leg.

Zeller was arrested on suspicion of assault on a police officer, obstruction and disorderly conduct. He was taken to the El Paso County jail. Bail was set at $10,000.

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