Warner Robins police used a stun gun and a baton on a man who had been in the middle of a roadway performing martial arts and a sex act after he lunged at and assaulted officers in a struggle to take him into custody, according to a release.
A video of part of the incident shows the man being both stunned and hit multiple times by police.
The man was taken to a hospital after the 9:20 p.m. incident Tuesday at Maplewood Drive and Feagin Mill Road, a Warner Robins police news release stated. Methamphetamine and marijuana were detected in his system at the hospital.
Warner Robins police were dispatched after 911 started receiving calls of a man running into the roadway in the middle of traffic. Houston County sheriff's deputies were also dispatched.
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The officers tried to get the man out of the roadway to safety, but he "began to lunge at and assault our officers by grabbing them below the belt," the release stated.
Then a struggle ensued between the man and the officers trying to arrest him, according to the release.
The man received a minor injury to the head as he fell to the ground after being stunned and hit with a baton by Warner Robins police officers, according to the release. Two city police officers also received minor injuries.
The man is undergoing a psychological evaluation, according to the release.
The Facebook video starts after the arrival of several Warner Robins police officers on scene.
"I ain't bothered nobody," the man tells police.
An officer tells the man, "I just don't want you walking on the road and getting hit."
The man, dressed in shorts, starts walking down Maplewood Drive where he is surrounded by four law enforcement officers, and a struggle ensues.
"Jesus, don't let me go out like that," the man cries.
The man is on the ground struggling with officers when a Taser stun gun is fired multiple times, and the man is hit several times with what police said was a baton. The person on the the video can be heard saying the man was hit with a flashlight.
The video shows more officers arriving as the man is subdued.
The video is filmed at night, and portions are hard to view clearly. Onlookers can be heard talking on the video as well.