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Highland Park Man Booked For Evading Arrest, Becomes Frontrunner For Mugshot of the Year

MacDonald. Photo: Dallas County Jail

Charles MacDonald was arrested early this morning in Highland Park for evading arrest and criminal mischief, two charges that very poorly describe what happened. According to the Morning News:

…MacDonald, 24, of Highland Park was stopped by officers near Arroyo and Maple avenues about 1:45 a.m. by uniformed officers investigating drug complaints in the area.

Police say MacDonald refused to exit his vehicle and showed a large knife to officers, who backed away. They followed him to a home in the 5300 block of Waneta Drive.

When police arrived, MacDonald fled into the home to a back bedroom occupied by another man. Officers say MacDonald threatened to kill himself and everyone else, so they again backed off.

SWAT officers were then called in, and they arrested MacDonald after a standoff that reportedly lasted about two hours.

Dude knows how to take a mugshot. Very “I sat on something I shouldn’t have, but am surprised by how not uncomfortable this feels.”