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Suspected golf cart crook shovels snow at officers

Christina Proctor

A Kansas man didn’t have a snowball’s chance of avoiding jail after he threw a shovel full of snow into an officer’s face.

Chris Edward Collins was arrested for battery and resisting arrest with force after deputies found him allegedly trying to steal a golf cart from the Edgewood Golf Course on New Year’s Day.

Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the golf course around 8 p.m. and reportedly found Collins, 21, shoveling snow and talking rapidly to himself outside the exit of a golf cart storage room. A golf cart was parked halfway out of the doorway, deputies said.

When the deputies identified themselves, Collins allegedly swore at the officers and threatened to hit them with the snow shovel. Collins started to shovel rapidly in the deputies’ direction and threw a shovel full of snow at one of the officers, investigators said.

The deputies responded with pepper spray, to no effect. Investigators said it took four officers to subdue Collins and drag him into the patrol car. One the deputies suffered a cut on his left hand during the struggle. At the jail, Collins allegedly continued to resist the officers.

Investigators said that it appeared that someone attempted to smash the front glass door of Edgewood’s club house with a flower pot. Collins also had close to a $1,000 in cash on him at the time of the arrest. Investigators said they were unsure how Collins got the money, but knew it wasn’t taken from Edgewood.

Collins was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of burglary, battery and resisting a public officer with force. His bail was set at $35,000.

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