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Man fleeing cops runs into police training session in Joliet park

Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM

A man running away from police in Joliet made a bad choice of escape routes: A park filled with cops from a number of different police departments holding a training session on “being prepared for any situation,” police said.

Domonique J. Loggins, 21, of Joliet, was driving in a car with his girlfriend about 1:05 p.m. Wednesday when they started arguing over cigarettes and he punched her in the mouth, police said.

So the woman drove the car to the Joliet police station on Washington Street and ran in to tell police. Loggins fled the car, and began running away when police came out of the station after him, police said.

He ended up running into Bicentennial Park, where about 60 squad cars were parked, police said. Joliet officers were able to grab Loggins as some of the officers in the training session watched, but Loggins escaped again, police said.

He was caught a short time later by a Joliet police commander, and charged with domestic battery and escaping from police.

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