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Alleged thief fights back, Tasered for aggression

After his examination by Dougherty County emergency medical personnel for a possible shoulder injury, an Albany Police Department officer adjusts the cuffs on Brown and another officer fills out paperwork on the case.

After his examination by Dougherty County emergency medical personnel for a possible shoulder injury, an Albany Police Department officer adjusts the cuffs on Brown and another officer fills out paperwork on the case.

ALBANY — A suspected thief ran from a store, tripped, fell and then was Tasered by officers as he fought with them Wednesday, stated an Albany Police Department report.

Suspected shoplifter David Lee Brown ran from police when they spotted him just before 2 p.m. heading toward Maryland Fried Chicken from the 245 East Oglethorpe Boulevard Family Dollar store, the report added.

"At that point he was spotted by an officer traveling westbound," said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman. "The officer turned around and the suspect (Brown) took off running towards the Civic Center."

The 53-year-old Brown hit a curb in the Civic Center parking lot and fell, said Roger Burnett, a Civic Center employee. A police officer grabbed Brown and he began fighting, Burnett added.

"The officer told him (Brown) to stop fighting about three or four times," Burnett said. "He kept fighting and wiggling."

According to the report, more officers arrived at the parking lot to help the officer struggling with Brown. A Taser touch was used to subdue Brown.

Once subdued, Brown complained about an injury to his shoulder, the report stated, and Dougherty County EMS was called. Emergency personnel took Brown to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, where at about 5 p.m. he was in good condition, said a hospital spokeswoman.

At 6 p.m. Brown was not yet booked into Dougherty County jail, a jail spokeswoman said. Banks added that charges are pending for Brown on the theft of 18 bars of soap from the Family Dollar with other possible charges.

Comments

Sister_Ruby 2 years, 8 months ago

You go APD!! Gettin' jiggy with that tazer and maybe they will think before they steal.

"Thou shalt not steal." God Said It!!

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dingleberry 2 years, 8 months ago

Was he shoplifting at the Civic Center, like stealing seats or something, or did he shoplift somewhere else and just get caught here? Bro, don't taze me Bro! Not a very informative story, Pete.

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Sally_O 2 years, 8 months ago

The cops told the hard headed SOB 6 times not to fight back. He got what he deserved.

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rock 2 years, 8 months ago

Dingleberry, you did not read the article. Tazed at the civic center for shoplifting at a family dollar on Oglethorpe. Sounds like they had a description, questioned the idiot, he fought, he lost, and will now be charged with resisiting arrest.

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dingleberry 2 years, 8 months ago

Geez, rock, give me a break. Paragraphs 4 and 5 were added after my comments. They were not in the initial post--story was developing. Hence my comment about "not a very informative story".

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Shinedownfan 2 years, 8 months ago

I have had that happen to me before... when they added to the story my comment sounded so dumb, I wanted to "suggest removal".

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dingleberry 2 years, 8 months ago

Glad to know not only one, shine. Don't want anyone to think my user name is fitting!.:)

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Shinedownfan 2 years, 8 months ago

So why did you choose that name? Shinedown is my fave band. My daughter laughs about your user name.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 8 months ago

If a 50+ year old man fight the cops, he on something.

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Shinedownfan 2 years, 8 months ago

I agree, he HAD to be on something!

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GeorgiaAl 2 years, 8 months ago

"Thou shalt not steal." ................The government hates competition!!!!!!

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FlunkyMonkey 2 years, 8 months ago

I am not very smart in the evil ways of the world--so I am wondering what would a person do with 18 bars of soap (other than take a bath)?!

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DoctorDorite 2 years, 8 months ago

He's a crook/theif just trying to come clean !

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KaosinAlbany 2 years, 8 months ago

Hope he doesn't drop it in the shower in jail. LOL

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Cartman 2 years, 8 months ago

Good job APD! We appreciate you guys.

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