Man arrested for grabbing cop’s stun gun

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State College Police arrested a man Friday after an officer said he gried to grab his stun gun and resisted arrest..

Our news partners at the Centre Daily Times report that several people at Penn Towers, located at 225 E. Beaver Ave, gathered as 45 year old David Michael was yelling at several individuals on a balcony.

When an officer approached Michael at about 1 a.m. Friday, Michael yelled at the officer and attempted to push past him, police said.

He also grabbed the officer’s stun gun and “violently” pulled at it about five times. The officer then pulled out his handcuffs to place Michael into custody, but Michael knocked them out of the officer’s hands, police said

Michael then made an “aggressive movement” toward the officer, shoved him and ripped the badge off his shirt, according to the complaint. The officer’s stun gun malfunctioned and was ineffective when he attempted to subdue Michael, who was ultimately placed into custody when several additional officers arrived.

Michael was charged with one felony count of aggravated assault, one felony count of disarming a law enforcement officer, one misdemeanor and one summary.

He was arraigned by District Judge Casey McClain, who set bail at $50,000. Michael did not post bail and is detained at the Centre County Correctional Facility.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

The Centre Daily Times article was written by Bret Pallotto.

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