Man Purposely Crashed Vehicle Through Police Station Because He Was ‘Being Followed’

Grand Junction Police Department

A man from Colorado, Nathan David Chacon, crashed his vehicle through a police station after claiming that he was being followed, officials say, reports the New York Post. The 45-year-old man drove through the front doors of the Grand Junction Police Station on Wednesday close to 12:30 p.m. Disturbing footage shows the full encounter as 11 staff members were in the station during the time, luckily, no one was injured. 

Officials jetted to the lobby drawing their firearms as they told Chacon to exit the pickup truck. He was later apprehended and questioned by officials. An affidavit said the man contacted officials several times before the crash. Reports say during those calls, he would curse at officers and then hang up the phone due to frustration. It’s unclear what he called to report. The man informed officials that he was

“being followed”

by multiple cars while he was driving out of the town. 

Chacon informed officials that when he arrived at the station’s parking lot

”he did not want to be killed, so he chose to drive into the lobby.”

He admitted to authorities that he was aware that the idea was


but he believed he needed to do it to be


The 45-year-old was charged with

“attempted murder, attempted assault, attempted vehicular assault, criminal mischief, and reckless endangerment,”

reports The Post. 

The station’s lobby damages are estimated to be over $100,000, say officials. 

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