Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:51 AM EST
By RINGWOOD, N.J., AP
Authorities say a Florida man who allegedly released his dog on police officers during a traffic stop in New Jersey has died after he apparently suffered a seizure while in custody. Authorities say 54-year-old John Baker, of Spring Lake, was in an intake unit at the Passaic County Jail when he became ill Tuesday night. He was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later. The cause of death remains under investigation. Baker had faced numerous charges after a series of events that began Monday when Wanaque police tried to stop a tractor-trailer he was driving.