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Defendant makes a break for it in court

Defendant makes a break for it in court
Published: Nov. 7, 2014 at 11:44 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 22, 2014 at 11:44 PM EST
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Guzman leapt over seats toward freedom as his family watched in horror.
Guzman leapt over seats toward freedom as his family watched in horror.
Judge Mary Shaw
Judge Mary Shaw
A woman police identified Mario Guzman's wife, Samantha Ayala, shrieked as she watched deputies...
A woman police identified Mario Guzman's wife, Samantha Ayala, shrieked as she watched deputies use a TASER on him.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Chaos broke out in a courtroom Thursday as a defendant charged with burglarizing a former University of Louisville football players apartment, while he was out on bond for drug charges, tried to make a run for it.

The outburst came when Judge Mary Shaw raised Mario Guzman's bond to $5,000 because UofL police say he admitted to the burglary at the Cardinal Towne Apartment that belonged to now-former football player Cameron Polk.

It appeared Guzman did not want to go to jail because he leapt over seats toward freedom as his family watched in horror.

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Mario Guzman's co-defendant in the drug case, Jose Guzman, screamed at him, asking him to follow instructions. A woman police identified Mario Guzman's wife, Samantha Ayala, shrieked as she watched deputies use a TASER on him.

According to an arrest report, Mario Guzman was accused of breaking in Polk's apartment on September 30 and stealing a video game system and games then selling them. Investigators said Mario Guzman admitted the motive behind the burglary stemmed from a drug deal.

He was charged with burglary and receiving stolen property following the incident.

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Polk was kicked off the team after University police received a tip that there was a party going on in Polk's apartment in Cardinal Towne on Oct. 7. They reported they could smell marijuana from the door.

The report states Polk admitted to smoking pot and allowed officers to come into his room where he showed them a safe containing marijuana, bags, money, hydrocondone pills, a cup of codeine and scales. Despite the drug trafficking charge, Polk was not arrested or taken to jail.

For his courtroom outburst, Mario Guzman now finds himself facing even more charges - three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.

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