VIDEO: Man Chases Deputy, Jumps in Cruiser

October 9, 2017

From CBSlocal.com:

It happened Wednesday around 7 p.m. outside of a Costco Distribution Center near Tracy.

According to an employee, Costco security got a call about a suspicious person on their property.

“He was laughing one moment, and then wanted a hug,” Armstrong said.

When a deputy from San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office arrived and attempted to detain a man named Yaroub Assad the deputy asked Assad to get down on the ground multiple times. Assad complied and got down but seven seconds later he popped right back up on his feet.

“He looked like he wasn’t here, like his mind wasn’t here, like he was under the influence,” Armstrong said.

Assad headed back to his car, and when the deputy approached, Assad knocked him down. The deputy fired his Taser but Assad still didn’t back down. Then Assad hopped into the deputy’s car and tried to get away.

Armstrong told CBS13 she then saw Assad get back into his vehicle and crash into the deputy’s car. Minutes later, he was taken into custody.

“I was in shock,” Armstrong said. “I mean, you can hear me in the background saying like ‘Stop, shoot his tires out!’ I didn’t know what was going to happen!”

San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office released a statement explaining the officer’s actions:

“Our deputies must routinely make split-second decisions on the use of force.  In this instance, the deputy made an assessment that it was not required.”

7 Comments

  1. Jim Donahue

    Fear of taking reasonable UOF action. THAT’S what we’ve come to. This ass**** should be in the morgue.

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    • Dmitri Kozlowsky

      He deserved to be arrested, booked, proccesed, and subject to CJS. Not lethal action. That ass**** should be behind bars, and ass**** named Jim Donahue , should turn in his weapon and badge. Lest he overreacts and kills some poor schmuck , having a bad day. So many of you, LEOs, are such dishonorable d-bags, I just want to vomit on the badge of yours.

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      • Jim Donahue

        Retired years ago. We all do our best to follow the law. Doesn’t change my gut instincts. Don’t screw with one of my brothers.

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        • Dmitri Kozlowsky

          G*d forbid that a guy throws popcorn at retired, I’d say retarded, former SWAT officer. That was enough for the hero LEO to pull his CC weapon, inSide a movie theater, and open fire. Then claim he was in fear for his life. From popcorn. He sure showed what happens when someone screws with one of your ‘brothers’. Calm, measured responce. No worries, if I see an LEO on fire, I would most definitely, piss on him!

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  2. Ken Wilkinson

    Nothing wrong with a tactical re positioning- Good Job Deputy.

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    • Dmitri Kozlowsky

      TRP Tactical re-positioning to enhance officer safety. This is what us pogues in Army call “Running away”. I did not realize that “Monty Python And The Holy Grail” (1975) ‘run away, run away’ was a standard training doctrine. Way to go dep. at least you went home at the end of the day.

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  3. Ken Wilkinson

    Are there no standards on this Blog?

    Reply

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