BLUE ASH, OH – A man suspected of kidnapping and rape attempted to evade arrest earlier in November by trying to leap out of a closed hotel window. Because it was reinforced glass, his attempt failed, and authorities arrested him.
The failed effort at evading arrest was captured on police bodycam – and the perplexed response of “where ya going” by one of the officers brings some additional levity to the man’s already humorous escape attempt.
The front desk employee at the Quality Hotel Conference Center Cincinnati Blue Ash requested a welfare check on November 21st, and officers from the Blue Ash Police Department arrived at the hotel in response. Apparently, the front desk employee noticed a woman discreetly asking for help as she was accompanied by a man, later identified as 19-year-old Onjre Damon George.
Police officials say that following an investigation, George had been physically abusing the victim inside of the hotel room – causing multiple bruises that were visible on her head and body. The victim had also claimed that at one point she was choked by the suspect until falling unconscious.
When officers arrived at the hotel room of the suspect, located on the sixth floor, they began to question him, and he suddenly tried making a break for it via an attempt to jump through a closed window in the hotel room.
One officer on captured bodycam footage can be heard saying “where ya going” in the moment right before George bounced off of the window – which an audible laugh could be heard coming from the officer after George bounced off the window. Thereafter, another officer in the background could be heard saying “settle down bud.”
Some online poked fun at the video, with one commenter on Twitter writing “Buddie just knew he was in an action movie” with another responding to said comment with “We just watched a man find out he wasn’t a main character.”
While the attempted escape antics drew amusement, George is facing some serious charges, as he’s currently being housed at the Hamilton County Justice Center with a $100,000 bond for assault, kidnapping, and rape.