What began as a report of a person down ended in the arrest of a Buford man on multiple charges.
Police were called to the 700 block of Auburn Road in Dacula after a man was found lying in the middle of the roadway. The man, later identified as John Lacombe, 35, of 830 Forest Street Apt. C in Buford, had stopped his Dodge Stratus in the middle of the road, exited the vehicle and was found lying face down on the pavement.
By the time an officer arrived, 10 vehicles were stopped alongside Auburn Road and a crowd of people had gathered around Lacombe. The officer asked Lacombe if he had taken any drugs or medications. At that point Lacombe rolled onto his back and began screaming.
The officer instructed the crowd to move back. Several other officers arrived at the scene just as Lacombe stood and pulled off his shirt. According to the police report, Lacombe threw his shirt on the ground and continued screaming. Lacombe then did push-ups in the middle of Auburn Road before standing back up and screaming some more.
The officer informed Lacombe he was under arrest and ordered him to the ground. Lacombe complied and was handcuffed. As Lacombe was being escorted to the patrol car, he began kicking his feet and screaming “King Kong ain’t got s**t on me!” Lacombe allegedly kicked the patrol car and headbutted it before officers were able to secure him inside the vehicle.
During the incident, Lacombe expressed his belief that all Gwinnett County Police officers were racists and “hated black people.” During his tirade, Lacombe reportedly used the "n-word" multiple times and said he was being arrested because of his race.
Since Lacombe’s vehicle was blocking the roadway, it was impounded. Lacombe was transported to the Gwinnett County Jail where he was issued citations for disorderly conduct and impeding the flow of traffic.