Floyd Thomas Coburn
Photo: Lake County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Florida man grabs police Taser after being tased five times

A Florida man grabbed an officer’s Taser after the officer used it on him five times during an arrest on March 22.

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Floyd Thomas Coburn, 25, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest with violence and depriving a law enforcement officer of his protection after police were called to a disturbance at a Florida-area Steak ‘n Shake, according to the Daily Commercial of Leesburg, Florida.

When Coburn’s girlfriend drove off after an argument at the restaurant, Coburn ran across five lanes of traffic to try to stop her from getting away, the newspaper reported.

Officers said they tried to get Coburn out of the road, but when he refused and balled his fists to fight, an officer used a Taser on him. The officer used his Taser twice more when Coburn wouldn't stay on the ground and another two times when he resisted being handcuffed, the Daily Commercial reported.

Before the officer could use the Taser a sixth time, Coburn grabbed the stun gun from him, police said. He stopped resisting after a second officer pulled a firearm.

Coburn remains in the Lake County Jail on $14,000 bail.

Read more at the Daily Commercial.

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