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Man arrested after trying to buy 'spice' from officers

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Anthony Ortkiese (Source: LMDC) Anthony Ortkiese (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Fairdale man was arrested Thursday after he mistook police as ‘spice' dealers.

According to a police report, an Alcoholic Beverage Control officer and Louisville Metro Police Department officer were issuing a citation for underage drinking in a Rite Aid parking lot. Anthony Ortkiese, 30, approached the officers while drinking a beer before he realized they were police.

Once he figured out who they were, Ortkiese got into a white Mitsubishi and told the driver to "go, go, go." An officer approached the vehicle and asked Ortkiese to get out of the car and turn around to be checked for weapons. He attempted to get away, but the two officers were able to restrain him.

Ortkiese admitted to being intoxicated and that he was trying to buy ‘spice' from the two. When asked his name, Ortkiese said "Jonathan Ringler" and also had a matching social security card with that information on it. Officers also found a metal pipe with residue and rolling papers. He was asked his date of birth, which did not match the card, and Ortkiese admitted the name and social security card belonged to his brother.

Ortkiese also had two warrants and was arrested. Once at the jail, he assaulted a LMPD officer by punching him in the face and causing him to bleed. That officer may also have suffered a broken tooth from the ordeal.

Ortkiese was cuffed, checked by a nurse and transported to University Hospital for assessment.

 He is being charged with alcohol intoxication, resisting arrest, theft of ID without consent, assaulting a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

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