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.”

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