Welfare check turns unruly

  • Saturday, October 19, 2013

Police were called to check on a woman with dementia. She called police because her neighbor from down the street had yelled at her.

When an officer arrived he rang the bell and heard what sounded like a man’s voice cussing and walking up and down the foyer.

He did not answer the door so the officer knocked again in hopes they could hear it.

Suddenly a man violently swung open the door and kicked open the glass door and loudly and boisterously asked the officer “Why the F are you at my house?”

The subject began moving toward the officer who raised his right arm to attempt to stop the man from approaching him. The officer stepped back and warned the man to clam down. The man kept coming and ran into the officer’s arm. He then looked down at the officer’s hand on his chest and said, “Oh, hell no.”

He then swiped the officer’s hand away in a violent manner and moved forward again. The officer had nowhere to retreat so he reached for the man’s arm in an attempt to assist him to the ground using an arm bar take down.

According to the report, the officer was unable to get a good grip and the suspect pulled away. But the officer was able warp his arms around the suspect’s waist and assist the man to the ground.

They lost their balance on the front steps and the suspect’s head landed on a concrete pot on the front porch.

He then sat up and continued to cuss the officer and raise his arms up in a fighting position.

He was handcuffed, but not before a struggle to avoid it.

He then said, “When I get these cuffs off me, I am going to lay you out.” He added that the next time police come to his house he is going to blow their heads off.

He was loud and boisterous and caused the neighbors to come outside and see what was going on.

He was told he was under arrest for assaulting a police officer and he called the officer a liar and told the officer he was going to hell.

Back up officers arrived but were unable to calm the man down.

His 80 something year old mother was at the front door begging him to clam down and continuously apologized to officers for her son’s behavior. She said he had been drinking all day.

The man was placed in ankle shackles and assisted to his feet. He resisted by dropping to his knees. So officers just carried him to the vehicle.

The man resisted the entire time and a tactical team had to be called in to assist in moving the suspect from the patrol car into the jail.


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