VIDEO: Drunk Tries To Start Fight With Cops On New Year's Eve, Gets His Wish

A Shreveport officer tased and arrested a drunk and disorderly man just before midnight on New Year's Eve.

Shreveport, LA – The Shreveport police chief is backing his officer who tased and arrested a drunk and disorderly man on New Year’s Eve in a video that has since gone viral.

The incident occurred shortly before midnight on a downtown street corner when Joshua Lyon and his brother walked by some police officers who were handling a traffic stop.

Lyon stopped to express his opinion on the police officers’ tactics and his brother filmed the ensuing altercation and arrest on his cell phone.

The video began as the officer told Lyon he was interfering in an investigation.

“You’re worrying about something that’s got nothing to do with you,” the officer told Lyon.

But Lyon disagreed and pushed his luck.

“What is happening here? …you’ve got one two three four officers here. Don’t you got better s--t to do on New Year’s Eve bro? This is ridiculous,” he chastised the officer.

The officer remained calm and told Lyon to keeping walking, the video showed.

But Lyon became very worked up.

“I’m going to stand here and talk however I want. This is fucking America!” he screamed in the officer’s face.

One of the other officers said something unintelligible in the video, but Lyon reacted so much so that the original officer backed him away.

“Back up off of me, b--ch!” Lyons yelled at the officer.

That’s when the video showed the officer grabbed Lyon and took him to the ground.

Lyon resisted arrest and began screaming in an out-of-control manner as he fought and swore at police.

Then police tased Lyons to subdue him, and took him into custody.

Eventually, the video showed officers escorting a handcuffed and irate Lyon to a transport vehicle.

In the meantime, Lyon’s brother who was filming the scene had his own exchange with the other officers, the video showed.

When he got too close trying to film his brother’s arrest, the officers told him to back up.

When he didn’t comply, they threatened to arrest him for public intoxication as he was walking on a city street and carrying an alcoholic beverage, the video showed.

The video quickly went viral and drew both criticism and support.

Shreveport Police Substitute Police Chief Ben Raymond told KTBS that the officer in the video did what he was trained to do when Lyons accosted him.

Chief Raymond said he did not believe the officer had used excessive force, but that there would be an internal investigation.

Lyon was booked into the city jail at midnight on Jan. 1 and is facing charges of resisting an officer, public drunkenness, and interfering with a police investigation, KTBS reported.

Watch video of the arrest below:

Comments (21)
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Yankee413
Yankee413

Only an absolute moron walks up and starts something like this with the police!

JBo
JBo

The stupid is strong in this one.

Coldwater
Coldwater

I have to wonder what these idiots feel like when they sober up and see the video of themselves acting like a spoiled toddler, using abusive and vulgar language, challenging the police, then screaming like a little bitch when they get what they worked so hard for. They need to reevaluate their decisions and life choices.

Lady tinou
Lady tinou

God job officer! If the officer had not acted the way he did ... things could of escalated further ans the final could of been ugly. You don’t confront police officers and especially when one is drunk and that the officers are on an investigation. He got what he deserves and I command the officer! He acted swiftly before things got out of hand and with reasonable force. Great police work!

Sgvette
Sgvette

“Hey bro, take this phone and video me. I’m gonna get myself arrested and get paid.”

Kim lang
Kim lang

I think the officers were very nice... This LIBERAL piece of crap..was trying to get famous on a video...Way to go Officers...He deserves More than what you gave him... CONGRATULATION TO ALL OF YOU

LEO0301
LEO0301

Alcohol use provides employment for many officers. Thank you Budweiser.

Classified 1234
Classified 1234

They took the video down because it would only prove that the officer did nothing wrong

provguard
provguard

Excellent job officer!!!!!

Lamont Cranston
Lamont Cranston

The video is no longer available, which means the dirtbags lawyer had it removed to avoid incriminating his client...

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

How convenient, the typical “it doesn’t discredit the officer, so why show that the police are actually doing a great job” fuck these lawyers and media. That’s the problem with society, they are so caught up on hating police and law enforcement that all they want is negativity towards police. Because good policing doesn’t bring in ratings and drama, or money for the bloodsucking lawyers and entitled criminals.

Pat1978
Pat1978

Read the comments. The idiots actually think this idiot Lyon was in the right.

JMK2244
JMK2244

Oh.My.Gosh. Why do losers like that think they have a right to harass police officers doing their job? Whiny little brats. (And I'm being nice!)

usac95
usac95

real bad ass till he got the taser then whining like a little bitch got what he deserved

Hannibal
Hannibal

The guy didn't assault anyone so he has a case against the officer. Sorry but have to side with the guy on the sidewalk on this one.

Forbidden
Forbidden

did A&E copywright this?