By CBS13 Staff

MANTECA (CBS13) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to steal a police patrol car in Manteca.

Manteca police say the incident happened a little after 8 a.m. Wednesday. Officers were called to an adult crisis facility along the 400 block of S. Airport Way due to a patient who was allegedly breaking windows and causing a disturbance.

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Before officers could get to the facility, police were notified that the suspect – 39-year-old Adrian Whatley – had already left.

Officers soon found Whatley near the S. Airport Way overpass for Highway 120 after someone flagged them down to report him throwing rocks at cars.

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One officer got out of his patrol car and tried to talk with Whatley. However, Whatley allegedly ignored the officer and instead made a beeline to the patrol car. Whatley opened the driver’s side door and allegedly tried to get in, but the officer grabbed him and started a struggle.

Eventually, with the help of another officer and a Taser, Whatley was subdued and taken into custody.

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Whatley was first taken to the hospital for medical clearance before he was booked into San Joaquin County Jail. He’s now facing charges of attempted carjacking of a police car, throwing items at a moving vehicle, vandalism, and resisting an officer.