Man who allegedly released dog on officers dies in custody

Authorities say a man from Florida who allegedly released his dog on police officers during a traffic stop in Ringwood has died after he apparently suffered a seizure while in custody.

News 12 Staff

Feb 12, 2020, 5:42 PM

Updated 1,558 days ago

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Man who allegedly released dog on officers dies in custody
Authorities say a man from Florida who allegedly released his dog on police officers during a traffic stop in Ringwood has died after he apparently suffered a seizure while in custody.
According to authorities, John Baker, 54, of Spring Lake, was in an intake unit at the Passaic County Jail when he became ill Tuesday night.
Authorities say Baker was taken to a hospital, but was pronounced dead there a short time later.
The cause of death remains under investigation.
Baker had faced numerous charges after a series of events that began Monday when Wanaque police tried to stop a tractor-trailer he was driving.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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