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Man evades police, ‘hocks a loogie’ at officers

From staff reports

A man is facing assault charges for spitting on two officers after he evaded police into the third floor of a downtown Spokane building.

At about midnight Thursday, Ryan Robinson, 25, stole a bottle of liquor from the Safari Room bar in the Davenport Hotel at 111 S. Post St., court documents say. Responding officers observed Robinson attempting to climb the backside of a three-story downtown building at 1115 W. 1st Ave., where he eventually made it to the third floor and broke in through a window.

Robinson was detained and taken to Deaconess Hospital after he told officers that he was paralyzed and couldn’t walk, records show. It was there, strapped to gurney in the hallway, that Robinson “hocked a loogie” and spat at two officers, hitting one along his cheek and ear, and another on his forehead, court documents say.

Police are recommending charges of assault, trespass and theft.

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