Brenden Fairbanks arrested for attempting to throw son out window in Glendale

GLENDALE, AZ - A Glendale man, who police believe was under the influence of drugs, was arrested for attempting to throw his child out the window.

On Tuesday, Glendale police were dispatched to an apartment near Bethany Home Road and 43rd Avenue where they found the front door open and knocked over items on the apartment floor, according to court paperwork.

When police encountered the suspect, 32-year-old Brenden Michael Fairbanks, he picked up his 8-year-old son and held a 12 to 14 inch plastic pen near the child.

Fairbanks refused to put the boy down and started to walk away from officers into the bedroom while mumbling something, court papers said.

In the bedroom, he then reportedly lunged his son toward the window, causing the glass to shatter.

Officers immediately grabbed Fairbanks by the shoulders and pulled him and the boy away from the window.

After being pulled back, officers used a stun gun on Fairbanks because he aggressively refused arrest and even jabbing the pen into the side vest of an officer.

Once the child was released, the police were able to take Fairbanks into custody.

He is facing one count of child and adult abuse, endangerment, disorderly conduct, criminal damage, aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

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