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Police: Man upset with court tries to crash into courthouse

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017

This Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, photo released by the Ada County Sheriff’s Office shows 37-year-old Jonathan Joseph Locksmith. The Ada County Sheriff’s office says Locksmith drove toward the courthouse in the state’s capital city Sunday morning, spinning his vehicle around in a “doughnut” before landing it in a fountain in downtown Boise, Idaho. Locksmith was arrested on a misdemeanor reckless driving charge and is now in jail. (ADA County Sheriff’s Office)
This Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, photo released by the Ada County Sheriff’s Office shows 37-year-old Jonathan Joseph Locksmith. The Ada County Sheriff’s office says Locksmith drove toward the courthouse in the state’s capital city Sunday morning, spinning his vehicle around in a “doughnut” before landing it in a fountain in downtown Boise, Idaho. Locksmith was arrested on a misdemeanor reckless driving charge and is now in jail. (ADA County Sheriff’s Office)
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BOISE – Authorities said an Idaho man tried to crash a car into a courthouse in downtown Boise because he was upset with the court system.

The Ada County Sheriff’s office said 37-year-old Jonathan Joseph Locksmith drove toward the courthouse in the state’s capital city Sunday morning.

According to authorities, Locksmith apparently made it onto the courthouse plaza in the car, spinning it around in a “doughnut” before landing the vehicle in a fountain.

There were no injuries reported.

Locksmith has been arrested on a misdemeanor reckless driving charge and is now in jail.

It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

The sheriff’s office said Locksmith told a passer-by that he was upset with the court system and wanted to be arrested to go back to jail.

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