VIDEO: Cop Takes Down Gun Suspect With Running Jump-Kick

Lakewood Township police arrested Arturo Cuahutle-Flores after he tried to sell guns at a car wash.

Lakewood, NJ – Police arrested an armed man who was trying to sell guns at a self-service car wash on Tuesday (video below).

The incident began at about 4 p.m. on Dec. 31 after Lakewood Township police received a report about an armed man approaching customers at the Self Service Car Wash located at the corner of Ocean and Park Avenues, WKXW reported.

Lakewood Township Police Chief Gregory Meyer said that witnesses told police that the man – later identified as 47-year-old Arturo Cuahutle-Flores – had showed off several handguns that were tucked into his waistband and offered to sell them, according to the Lakewood Patch.

Chief Meyer said that Lakewood Township Police Sergeant Chase Messer and Officers Justin Burkhardt and Tymur Zavalnyuk arrived on the scene and tried to approach the suspect.

The police chief said that Cuahutle-Flores "became noncompliant and evasive" and that the officers used "immediate, necessary force to subdue the suspect," the Lakewood Patch reported.

A cell phone video of the arrest that was taken by The Lakewood Scoop has gone viral on social media.

The video began with an officer taking a running kick at the suspect, which knocked Cuahutle-Flores to the ground.

Another officer jumped in to help the first one handcuff the downed man while another officer kept his weapon drawn and pointed in the direction of the suspect, the video showed.

The video showed police pulling items, which included several guns and a knife, out of the man’s waistband and moving them outside of his reach.

Cuahutle-Flores was transported to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus for treatment and then charged with four counts of unlawful possession of weapon and four counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, the Lakewood Patch reported.

Chief Meyer said additional charges were pending.

Watch video of the arrest here below:

Comments (25)
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redpill
redpill

Anyone else start singing "Car Wash" and "Kung-Fu Fighting" in their head after reading this?

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

He got a boo boo...

Additional charges included obstructing (2C:29-1A) and UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF IMITATION FIREARM (2C:39-4E ).

K-9 319
K-9 319

Chuck Norris will be proud of you.

2jazzyj
2jazzyj

Nice work Grasshopper!

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

I don't know about you guys but I always buy my guns and ammo at the local car wash. I use the money I save to get the quarters I need to run the machines.

RetCanMilSpouse
RetCanMilSpouse

Wow. Just when I think I've heard it all... Some random dude approaching people washing their cars to sell them guns. SMDH

Marxest
Marxest

I tip my hat to those officers. They did a great job bringing him in alive and mostly unharmed.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Great job!! Next..,.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good Job Officer Chuck Norris will be proud of you

Stanracer
Stanracer

Great takedown!🤣🤣👍

The express
The express

He'll walk some asshole DA or liberal Democrat judge will give him a pass.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Good job officers!!! 💙

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#arrestedforresisting arrest

cops-kid
cops-kid

Mean ol' cops, the guy was just out trying to make an honest living

Wish505
Wish505

What do you want to bet that David Carradine has been watching this clip over and over. Nicely done young grasshopper.

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

So we know that person to person sales are not allowed by the communist government of New Joisey. You have no freedom in that state. I am assuming that this guy also has a criminal record that doesn't allow him to possess a firearm. Again, I'm just assuming he had a record and no license to carry. In a free state his actions would be legal but questionable.