The La Crosse Police Department released dash cam video on Monday of an incident that happened earlier this month showing an officer being attacked.
The whole thing started the afternoon of Aug 4, when La Crosse police received a report of a car hitting a building and a man physically attacking people in the same area.
Officer Mark Rosenmeier was the first to arrive on the scene, according to WKBT. Shortly after the camera starts to record, the suspect is seen charging towards the cruiser, jumping on top of the hood– all the while screaming at the top of his lungs, making ape-like noises. The officer was still in the squad car.
The suspect, 22-year-old Jacob Olsen, pounded his head into the windshield, then punched the windshield with his fists. When Officer Rosenmeier gets out of the car, Olsen charges at him with clenched fists. That’s when the officer pulled out his Taser and started using it on Olsen, while a crowd starts to gather around, telling the officer to “cuff and attack him.”
Officer Rosenmeier also used pepper spray on the suspect. Other officers arrived at the scene and Olsen was taken into custody.
Rosenmeier was reportedly treated for minor injuries, and has since returned to duty, according to local media.
Olsen—who’s no stranger to law enforcement– faces a long list of charges including: battery to a police officer, resisting arrest, damage to property, and disorderly conduct.
He was also violating his probation, police say, stemming from a 2012 incident in which he was shot by a Sparta Police Department officer after refusing orders to put down his rifle.
Currently, Olsen is being held in the La Crosse Co. Jail on $5,000-bond.