Passers-by helped a female cop subdue a man who assaulted a woman, then threatened her and others at a gas station, before resisting arrest.
Video shows the Columbia, South Carolina officer approach and then attempt to subdue Donald Songster Brown at a gas station parking lot, giving him repeated orders to surrender.
The incident occurred at the BP S-Mart in the 1000 block of Elmwood Avenue, near the intersection with Assembly Street.
The officer and suspect Donald Songster Brown tussle in the gas station parking lot
She tries to subdue him using pepper spray after previously using her taser on him
Officers responded around 1:30 p.m., according to the Columbia Police Department.
In the video taken by a passer-by and posted on Facebook, the officer uses her taser on the 39-year-old suspect but it appears to have no effect.
She then attempts to tackle him physically as he tries to walk away but again without success.
Brown’s jacket comes off and the officer falls to the ground as she continues to attempt to subdue him.
Passers-by step in to help the officer bring the suspect under control as he attempted to resist arrest
Brown was eventually charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, possession of a Weapon during the commission of a violent crime and resisting arrest.
The officer then uses Oleoresin Capsicum spray on him as he backs off, trying to leave the scene but this also has no effect, The State reported.
The pair continue to tussle and again the officer falls to the ground but this time a passer-by in a grey hoodie tackles the suspect, knocking him over and he his is joined by another person in subduing him.
Once he is on the ground, the officer then sits on him and he was eventually taken into custody.
Brown allegedly punched a woman in the face and threatened to harm her and another person with a knife, then wouldn’t let them leave the gas station, police said.
He was charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, possession of a Weapon during the commission of a violent crime and resisting arrest.
No serious injuries were reported from the incident and Brown was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.