Crazed Man At Pier Ignores Tazer Effects
Posted by Stephen Manning on Aug 1, 2012 - 10:19:21 AM
SANTA MONICA—A Los Angeles man was arrested on Sunday around
10:00 p.m. after police received complaints that a man was jumping around and
shouting at people on the Santa Monica Pier.
Upon receiving reports that the man was causing a
disturbance at the police substation on the pier, officers responded and found
the man sweating profusely with labored breathing while shouting incoherently and
Prior to the officers arrival, the man reportedly picked up
a newspaper stand and hurled it at the doors of the police station. Once more
officers arrived, the man attempted to escape, brushing off the effects of an
X26 Taser, and ran into the Bubba Gump Restaurant. The man took refuge behind
the bar of the restaurant, where he began pulling bottles of alcohol to the ground.
Police attempted to handcuff the man, but he broke free several times before several
officers were able to subdue him.
After being taken into custody the man was hospitalized for
issues unrelated to the incident. Police say they will charge the man with
resisting officers, vandalism, and being under the influence of a controlled
substance. The man also violated conditions of his early release from a prior
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