US

Vermont cops hunt ‘violent’ serial offender who officers were too scared to chase

Vermont cops hunt ‘violent’ serial offender armed with a knife who officers were too scared to chase when he drove away as they tried to arrest him

  • Matthew Kaigle, 33, is wanted by police in Burlington, Vermont 
  • On Friday, he slapped a traffic flagger and threatened to stab him 
  • The worker said he was brandishing a hunting knife and also threatened one of his colleagues
  • Burlington Police officers caught up with him to arrest him but he refused to get out of his car
  • He then drove away and the cops were too scared to chase him
  • Now, the Police Department is asking the public not to approach Kaigle if they see him but to call 802-658-2704


Matthew Kaigle, 33, was wanted by Burlington police for slapping a construction worker and threatening to stab him

Vermont police are hunting for a ‘violent’ serial offender who was able to drive away from cops after being pulled over for assault because the two officers who stopped him were too scared to chase him. 

Matthew Kaigle, 33, was wanted by Burlington police for slapping a construction worker and threatening to stab him. 

The worker was a flagger who had tried to direct Kaigle’s car along with other traffic. 

He drove to a supermarket then returned, slapping the flagger and threatening to punch another construction worker. 

He was wielding a hunting knife, according to the police, and threatening to stab both of the workers. 

Kaigle – who has a lengthy rap sheet  – then drove off, but police caught him up with him and pulled him over.

He refused to get out of the car and then drove away. The two cops were too scared to chase him so they let him drive away. 

KAIGLE’S RAPSHEET

  • Violating court orders
  • Felonies 
  • Hate crime assault for punching and kicking a man in a park in August (he went to jail but was given a $2,500 bond) 
  • Threatening to assault someone with a sledgehammer in July  

In a press release, Burlington Police Department said: ‘Kaigle refused to exit his vehicle after being told multiple times he was under arrest. 

‘Officers did not pursue Kaigle due to his unpredictable and violent history.’ 

Now, the police department are hunting for him.

Kaigle’s rap sheet includes arrests and convictions for violating court orders.

In July, he threatened someone with a sledgehammered then later that month, kicked and punched a man unconscious in a park in what police say was a hate crime.

He was arrested for that crime on August 1, but his bail was set at $2,500. 

It’s unclear whether he had to pay all of the bond or just ten percent of it to get out. 

The police department said he had displayed ‘many violent tendencies’ towards other members of the public.

Anyone who sees him is asked not to approach him and instead call 802-658-2704.

The police department said he had displayed 'many violent tendencies' towards other members of the public.

The police department said he had displayed ‘many violent tendencies’ towards other members of the public.

It was on this road that Kaigle attacked a flagger who had directed his vehicle along with other traffic

It was on this road that Kaigle attacked a flagger who had directed his vehicle along with other traffic 

Advertisement




Source link

Related Articles

Back to top button