Hospitalized Fugitive Says 'I Definitely Regret It' After Spraying Cop With Mace

Patrick Bauer claimed he was pulled over for no reason, and that he sprayed the officer so he could stay with his dogs.

Leon, IA – An accused methamphetamine dealer who sprayed a Leon police officer in the face with mace said that the officer overreacted by shooting him.

“I feel he over reacted when I maced him,” Patrick Bauer told KCCI. “Why two seconds after I maced him was he had his gun drawn, shootin’ me?”

The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, after Leon Police Officer John Thomas stopped Bauer, 55, as he was heading home from working at a friend’s bar.

Bauer claimed he wasn’t breaking any laws and that he was sober, but that he also knew he had a warrant for his arrest out of Missouri for methamphetamine distribution.

“That warrant popped up,” he told KCCI on Monday. “I have two dogs I absolutely love, and it's going to kill them that I am not with them. So, I maced him and tried to get away.”

After being sprayed in the face by the chemical agent, Officer Thomas fired multiple rounds at his attacker.

One of the rounds struck Bauer in the chest.

“The doctor says I was lucky,” he told KCCI. “I was lucky. I should probably be dead.”

Bauer claimed the reason he was pulled over was because Officer Thomas allegedly told him he was “stopping everybody in this area if they was driving around at this time of night.”

“So, I feel that he profiled me,” Bauer added.

The suspect broke down crying as he spoke about his adoration for his two dogs, and claimed that he only attacked the officer because he wanted to be able to stay with them.

“I did something I shouldn’t have done,” he admitted. “I definitely regret it. Most definitely.”

Bauer also said he doesn’t expect anyone to feel badly that he was shot while attacking an officer, but that he does want them to have sympathy for his dogs.

“I don't want them to feel sorry for me. I want them to feel sorry for my animals not having me with them because that's all I thought about,” he told KCCI.

Bauer’s brother, August Bauer, said that Officer Thomas handled the situation appropriately, and that his brother deserved to be shot, KCCI reported.

“You are asking for trouble when you do that,” August said of Bauer’s attack on Officer Thomas.

“That constitutes an officer using force in that situation,” he continued. “If I [were] a police officer, I probably would have done the same. The training makes you do that.”

Officer Thomas has been placed on paid administrative leave, as per protocol, while the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) investigates the officer-involved shooting, KCCI reported.

The DCI’s findings will be forwarded to the Decatur County Attorney for review.

Comments (26)
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Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Well DUH!!!!

Ryerver
Ryerver

Oh boo hoo

Mr. Drysdale
Mr. Drysdale

Hey dumbass your deserve to be dead!

JBo
JBo

“Why two seconds after I maced him was he had his gun drawn, shootin’ me?”

Stupidest question I've heard this month.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

“The doctor says I was lucky,” “I was lucky. I should probably be dead.”

Yes, that's the way we all feel as well. What a disappointment you are.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Where is the outrage for this man? All he did was mace the officer. I say sue the police dept. and be the first one in the white ghetto lottery. Not really, he got what he deserved and is "lucky" he's not dead. Kudo's to his Brother who told the truth. They might have different Mothers....

Danimyl
Danimyl

“The doctor says I was lucky,” he told KCCI. “I was lucky. I should probably be dead.” Damn his luck

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I am glad he didn't hit any innocent bystanders. Firing a firearm with eyes full of mace seems pretty irresponsible.

PD732004
PD732004

What kind of rationalization do these eggheads have, and worse than that there are those out there that side with this idiot's views. "I wasn't doing nothing, but I knew I had a warrant" ???????????????

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Well, you maced the officer.... what did you expect him to do, wait for you to pull out a gun and shoot him while he was trying to clear his vision?

bryantrent
bryantrent

He knew he had a warrant using mace that is stupid

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Partially Got what he deserved!!

Now cries he was a victim!!!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

So, I’m just hypothetically saying, since this dude was white, and IF, I don’t know if he is, but IF the officer was black, would it or could it be considered a “hate crime”? Or would it be, “even though the officer is black, that’s part of the job and police officers, is to deal with incidents like this and whatever injuries or pain that comes with......” I’m just wondering.

Wickedsharp
Wickedsharp

After you assaulted the cop, you were amazed he responded? This dude is not only stupid but dumb.

xl4jc
xl4jc

what a screwed up confused individual this idiot is.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Sprays the officer with mace then claims the officer over-reacted by shooting him??????? Bahahahahaha.......ha. What can idiot.

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

All well trained police officers should react the same way!! I might shoot until my weapon is empty!

OldVet
OldVet

Aw, poor baby. Don't do the deed if can't do the time.

DR226
DR226

Can anyone tell me why there aren't any ministers or other activists protesting this officer involved shooting? I think you can plainly see why. The perps brother seems to be a man with common sense. Where's Boogers on this?