A man from Ponchatoula, Louisiana, had been dubbed the "Spiderman Burglar" due to the way he climbs onto the rooftops of buildings before burglarizing them. WGNO reported on Aug. 8, 2014, that he was finally captured and caught, but now he's facing a much more serious charge. John Edward green is facing an attempted murder charge for trying to drown a k-9 police officer.
The 33-year-old Green was arrested on Thursday after trying to drown a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office K-9 and a deputy during an escape attempt. Green has already been connected to numerous burglaries in the Hammond, Louisiana area.
NOLA.com reported that Green was spotted walking in St. Tammany Parish on Thursday afternoon and took off when he saw deputies approaching him.
Narcotics deputies were joined by patrol officers, K-9 units, and some from street crimes as well during their chase of Green.
A sheriff's K-9 named Thor tracked down green as he was hiding inside of a bus. For some reason, Green was naked as well. Upon being found by the K-9, Green jumped in the Bogue Falaya River while dragging the dog in with him.
Green continued to push Thor under the water so he would release his grip. A deputy jumped into the water to try and subdue Green, but the "Spiderman Burglar" pushed the deputy under the water as well.
Eventually, the deputy was able to handcuff the naked Green and take him to a nearby hospital so his injuries could be treated.
Upon his booking, Green was charged with failure to appear for possession of a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance, attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, attempted killing of a police animal and burglary of a religious building. He is being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail.
Green also is having charges brought against him for burglaries in another Louisiana parish.