Crazy Man w/ Machete Threatens Officers at Police Station

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  1. dawg

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    [video=youtube;OH2Dy1aaXbw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH2Dy1aaXbw[/video]
    A man walked into the Fort Myers Police Department Wednesday morning and threatened officers with a machete. Dejuan Jarrell Anderson, 19, of Fort Myers, showed up in the lobby around 7:15 a.m. and asked to speak to an officer. Surveillance video from the incident shows Anderson with the machete as officers confront him.

    Police say one officer pulled his taser, but Anderson was able to swing the machete and cut the wires on it.

    "The subject swung the machete, cutting the wire and rendering it useless. Both officers then drew their weapons," said Captain Jim Mulligan. Within seconds - the lobby was filled with 8 officers.

    Lt. Randy Jelks tasered him a few moments later, and Anderson was taken to the floor.

    "I fired it one time and it hit him and he dropped the machete," he said. "If he would've made a move towards an officer to harm him he could've been seriously injured or killed." Instantly, the officers swarmed Anderson.

    "When I first spoke to him and saw him, he didn't say anything at all," Jelks said.

    Luckily no officers were hurt. But police say its a good reminder of what can go wrong in the workplace.

    "You just never know who you'll encounter. This could've happened on the street, but today it happened in our lobby," Mulligan said.

    They don't know what prompted Anderson's actions yet. Officers say he is not being cooperative so far.

    Anderson faces charges of assault on an officer, giving a false ID and resisting arrest.
     
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    this should end well :c
     
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    Get the shotgun, that'll learn'em :coffee:
     
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    why is Dawg posting videos of me :facepalm:
     
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    not being a professionally trained officer, i think i would have shot him with a taser rather than bum rushed him from behind :c
     
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    That was a clear cut deadly force situation and they did a good job ending it with no injuries.

    Matty......they did taser him then bum rushed him when he dropped the machete. Dude's very fortunate he wasn't shot.
     
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    I'm waiting for the posts about how the thug cops in this police state are taking away that man's freedom! Why did it take so many? He only had a "knife" why did those fat pussies have to taser him and knock him over? Pigs!
     
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    yep
     
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    then my guess was right :yay:
     
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    weird how you guys read Dawg threads and watch the videos imo :wtf:
     
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    He is lucky he did not do that in Jacksonville they would have had 20 rounds in him before he swung 2 times.
     
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    I blame Froggy
     
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    That first cop was stupid. He should have pulled his gun and shot him dead immediately. If the guy had tried to attack him he probably wouldn't have been able to get a shot off.
     
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    correct answer.
     
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    I don't like to be too critical when everything ends ok but certainly a firearm at that distance is the weapon of choice. If he chose a taser and there was a "civilian" at risk he would be a complete asshole......if he wants to risk himself then have at it. Being that close a taser is really only smart if there are other cops ready with their firearms which there eventually were in the 2nd (successful) taser deployment. I still say "good job"......not how I would have handled it perhaps but the final result can't be argued with.

    I love my taser......have only actually used it twice but even brandishing it sometimes gets cooperation. I had a similar situation to this and used my taser because risk to people in the area was too great if I used my gun so I had to make do. This crap happens so fast and you run through multiple scenarios in the blink of an eye. It's fucked up so I find it hard to say that one way is the correct answer. Sorry for the rant (I know......I always rant).
     
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    just don't taze me, bro
     
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    Bummer. One well placed cheap bullet could have saved the taxpayers a lot of money.