Cops pull over white suspect but allow him to drive away because of his ‘unpredictable and violent history’
Matthew Kaigle mugshot

Police in Burlington, Vermont, are searching for 33-year-old Matthew Kaigle, who is wanted for assaulting a traffic guard and evading police. According to MyNBC-5, he was stopped shortly after the assault, but was allowed to drive away without ever getting out of his car.


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"Kaigle refused to exit his vehicle after being told multiple times he was under arrest," a police report read. "Officers did not pursue Kaigle due to his unpredictable and violent history."

Kaigle has a long history of encounters with police. He has a number of convictions including felony charges, and multiple offenses for violating court orders or parole. He was also listed by police as threatening another person with a sledgehammer in July.

Kaigle is also accused of punching and kicking a man several times, leaving him unconscious in Battery Park. After his arrest, police began investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Kaigle has had more than 20 encounters with police this year, according to the local news outlet VTDigger.

Police say Kaigle has "displayed many violent [tendencies] toward other members of the public" in recent months, causing some to not to comply with investigations due to "fear of retaliation."