By GABRIEL GOODWIN
Sunday Times Newspapers
WYANDOTTE — Police were called to My Place Bar Jan. 1 when a group of people refused to leave the bar.
When police officers arrived at the bar, 806 Biddle Ave., about 12:45 a.m. a worker told them the group called a cab and were on their way somewhere else. An officer said he was walking back to his patrol vehicle and saw a woman standing near the entrance trying to make a phone call.
The officer said the woman was visibly intoxicated because she was having trouble standing and told her she needed to leave. The woman shouted at the officer as people inside the bar exited to see the disturbance.
She began to walk across Biddle Avenue to catch up with the group, an officer said, disregarded his warnings to stop, and continued walking into oncoming traffic. Police said the woman was almost hit by several vehicles and continued to yell and swear as she walked across the road.
The officer followed the woman into the roadway and grabbed her arm to stop her from walking further into the street. The woman yelled obscenities at the officer and said to let her go because she was not at the bar anymore.
She tried to pull her arm away from the officer, police said, then raised her other arm and clenched her fist like she was going to hit the officer. The officer gained control of the woman and arrested her for the conduct and resisting arrest.
As the incident progressed, the group of people began to return to the area. A second officer advised them to leave, but one of the men yelled back at the officer that he should be the one to leave. The man began shouting profanities at the officers and refused to leave the area.
Officers said the man was highly intoxicated and they told him he was becoming disorderly. As officers began to arrest the man, he refused commands to remove his hands from his pockets and pulled away from officers.
The man continued to disobey officers and began screaming additional obscenities at them. Police warned the man they would use a stun gun if he did not comply with their requests. He ignored the warnings, police said, and continued to wildly resist arrest.
An officer used the device to subdue the man and allow officers to bring the man to the ground. Police said the man turned over on his back, began swinging his arms at officers, and refused to be handcuffed. An officer had to use self defense spray to gain control of the man and placed him in handcuffs.
He was transported to the police station and was processed for his conduct and resisting arrest. While entering his information into the Records Management System, police were alerted that another agency indicated the man made past comments about harming police officers.
(Gabriel Goodwin can be reached at [email protected])