Man Tasered by Police after Multiple Refusals to Pull Over, Leave Car
Updated: Saturday, February 22 2014, 10:29 PM EST
Early Saturday morning, Baltimore City police had to use a taser on a man who refused to get out of a stolen vehicle.
According to Baltimore City Police, around 7:45 a.m. city police officers in the Eastern district began following a vehicle reported to be stolen from Baltimore County.
Police then turned their lights on and attempted to pull the individual over at N. Milton Street and E. Federal Street, however the male driver did not stop and drove away instead.
The officers followed the vehicle briefly but decided to call off the pursuit. A short time later, another officer recognized the same vehicle coming back in the area near Madison Avenue.
When the officers began to follow him, they observed the vehicle hitting two parked cars.
The suspect's car was then disabled near the 1700 block of Ensor Street.
Baltimore police officers than approached the suspect in his vehicle and made several demands for him to get out.
The man refused and began moving around in his car.
Officers continued to ask him to get out and then broke a window on the passenger side of the suspect's vehicle to distract him.
After the suspect continued to refuse to get out, police warned him that a taser would be used. The suspect still refused.
After he refused to comply after a second warning, police then tasered the man and extracted him from the vehicle.
He was taken to a nearby hospital for minor treatment and then released.
Charges are pending against him.
He is an adult male, 47-years old and has a criminal record including burglary, assault and car theft.