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Bizarre video shows Miami cop accidentally tasing his partner during a chaotic arrest

Shock in the name of the law! Bizarre video shows Miami cop accidentally tasing his partner instead of a suspect during a chaotic arrest

  • Identified only as E. Rodriguez and G. Casiano, the two officers Miami Police Department became ensnared in a scuffle with 26-year-old Riboberto Castillo 
  • According to police, Castillo was actively attempting to avoid arrest kicking out and flailing around as Casiano and Rodriguez tried desperately to cuff him
  • But the scene plays out like a comedy sketch when one of the officers attempts to administer a Taser to Castillo but accidentally strikes his partner instead 
  • The stunned officer faints to the ground seized in a comedic pose, before jolting once on the floor and desperately scrambling back to his feet

A bystander in South Florida captured the bizarre moment a police officer accidentally stun-gunned his partner during a frantic arrest of a homeless man earlier this year.

Identified only as E. Rodriguez and G. Casiano, the two officers Miami Police Department became ensnared in a scuffle with 26-year-old well-known felon Riboberto Castillo, who was said to be high on crack cocaine at the time of the January 4 altercation.

According to police, Castillo was actively attempting to avoid arrest kicking out and flailing around as Casiano and Rodriguez tried desperately to cuff him as he lay pinned on the asphalt of Little Havana Street.

But what starts out as a frenzied arrest soon plays out more like a scene from a comedy sketch as one of the officers attempts to administer a Taser to Castillo but accidentally strikes his partner instead.

Identified only as E. Rodriguez and G. Casiano, the two officers Miami Police Department became ensnared in a scuffle with 26-year-old well-known felon Riboberto Castillo on January 4, who was said to be high on crack cocaine at the time

But the scene plays out like a comedy sketch when one of the officers attempts to administer a Taser to Castillo

He accidentally strikes his partner instead

But the scene plays out like a comedy sketch when one of the officers attempts to administer a Taser to Castillo but accidentally strikes his partner instead

The stunned officer faints to the ground seized in a comedic pose, before jolting once on the floor and desperately scrambling back to his feet.

Still, Castillo refused to comply with the officers’ requests to ‘stop resisting’ and the policeman attempts to Taser the suspect once more – this time hitting his designated target.

‘Stop it…you’re doing this for no reason,’ Castillo can be heard crying out in between his screams.

For the two officers, the scene was far from funny. Castillo’s resistance to his arrest quickly turns violent, as the officer who was shocked is seen kneeling on the suspect’s neck and striking him in the head twice, before he is finally placed in handcuffs and taken into custody.

Riboberto Castillo

Lazaro Perez

Riboberto Castillo (left) first drew the officers’ attention after they reportedly observed him handing a crack pipe to another man, Lazaro Perez (right), and purchasing crack cocaine from him on the corner of SW 12th Avenue and SW Third Street in East Little Havana

For the two officers, the scene was far from funny. Castillo’s resistance to his arrest quickly turns violent, as the officer who was shocked is seen kneeling on the suspect’s neck and striking him in the head twice

For the two officers, the scene was far from funny. Castillo’s resistance to his arrest quickly turns violent, as the officer who was shocked is seen kneeling on the suspect’s neck and striking him in the head twice

Castillo was finally placed in handcuffs and taken into custody when back-up arrived

Castillo was finally placed in handcuffs and taken into custody when back-up arrived

As detailed by the arrest report, the struggle even continued in the back of the squad car, where Castillo eventually had to be placed in a hobble – a device which ties someone’s legs together – to stop him kicking out at authorities.

Castillo first drew the officers’ attention after they reportedly observed him handing a crack pipe to another man, Lazaro Perez, and purchasing crack cocaine from him on the corner of SW 12th Avenue and SW Third Street in East Little Havana.

Castillo was charged with possession of cocaine, resisting arrest with violence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Perez, 57, fled the scene as officers attempted to arrest Castillo, but he was arrested on drug and weapons charges the following day.

The stunned officer was not hurt in the incident, officials confirmed. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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