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MAN BEHAVING ODDLY DIES DURING ARREST

PIO Number: 13-1-14                                             BSO Case Number: PB13-01-5454
 
Date:  January 21, 2013                                        Time: 3:24 a.m.

            Jurisdiction: Pompano Beach

            Place of Occurrence: 250 East Sample Road, Pompano Beach

            Victim(s): n/a

            Suspect(s): Kenneth Lent, male, 41, 03/03/71, 402 SE 7th Street, Dania Beach (DECEASED)

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call early Monday morning of a man acting bizarrely at a Pompano Beach gas station. The caller told dispatchers that the man was stabbing the front window of the BP Gas Station with a knife.

When deputies arrived, they saw 41-year-old Kenneth Lent walking to his truck. When Lent entered the truck, deputies ordered him to exit. Before he got out, deputies saw him apparently smoke something out of a glass pipe. He also appeared to put something in his mouth and then drank from a Gatorade bottle.

Deputies ordered Lent to exit the truck and lie on the ground, where they handcuffed him. On the way to the patrol car, Lent had trouble walking. Deputies returned him to the ground, began CPR and called Pompano Beach Fire Rescue. Lent was then transported to Broward Health North, where he was pronounced dead. Detectives found several knives and a small amount of cocaine in Lent’s truck.

The Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine Lent’s cause of death.

INVESTIGATORS: Hom. Det. Forsberg, Sgt. Feeley, CID; IA

                                Pompano Beach, Pompano Beach FR

THIS REPORT BY:
Dani Moschella
01/22/13 1115

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