Photo: Workman’s mask, gun and pipe
SAN RAFAEL — A modern-day outlaw was apprehended last week. Not only was this fugitive wanted for 13 outstanding warrants, authorities also suspected he was planning an armed robbery. He was finally taken into custody on 26 separate charges.
San Rafael police received a tip from detectives in Concord. Considered armed and dangerous, Adam N. Workman, 29 of Benicia, was on his way to San Rafael on June 27. He was cruising in a red Mustang.
Several units were dispatched on the lookout for Workman, when he was spotted at 4:58 p.m. He was driving through a commercial and industrial area. San Rafael officers and detectives attempted to stop him.
Instead, Workman led them on a chase along Francisco Boulevard East. Along the way, Workman collided with another vehicle near an on-ramp to Interstate 580. Luckily, the other driver was not injured.
Workman’s car spun around as a result of the collision, but that didn’t stop him. He continued driving—albeit in the wrong direction against traffic.
Finally, an officer maneuvered a police car next to Workman’s car and pinned it against the concrete center median. Workman fled and ran across several lanes of busy traffic. While officers were still pursuing him, he opened the door of a vehicle stuck in slow moving traffic.
Workman was attempting to hijack the vehicle when officers caught him just in time. Workman was grabbing hold of the driver when officers tackled him to the ground.
It was all over now. Workman was arrested on numerous narcotics and weapons-related charges. His other charges include hit-and run, attempted carjacking, and burglaries, among other crimes. A gun and mask in his possession were recovered as evidence.
Workman remains in custody for multiple charges at Marin County Jail in lieu of more than $400,000 bond. Of course, he has numerous prior arrests as well.