Car thief wisely changes his mind about attacking police officer

Police work is a challenging, and often times scary job. Today, Curtis Kirkland fled from Officer Vasquez in a stolen car. At the end of the pursuit, Curtis jumped out of the car and held up his hand as if he was pointing a gun at Officer Vasquez. He then charged the patrol car. A short foot chase ensued, ending when Officer Vasquez deployed his taser. Curtis had warrants out of Fresno County for burglary and assault on a custodial officer. He also had heroin in the stolen vehicle. He was booked at Madera County Department of Corrections.

Credit: Madera Police Department