VIDEO: Knife-Wielding Suspect Taken Down By Perfect Taser Shot

Sandy Malone

Tuttle police officers deployed a Taser on David Grizzle in order to take him into custody after he crashed his Honda.

Tuttle, OK – Police released bodycam footage of the arrest of a suspect who had just led officers on a 30-mile chase (video below).

The incident began on March 4 when Oklahoma City police officers tried to make a traffic stop on 38-year-old David Grizzle in his Honda, KFOR reported.

But Grizzle refused to stop and instead took off and led police on a chase that went for more than 30 miles at speeds that exceeded 100 mph.

Police said he threw two bags of methamphetamine out the window as he drove down Interstate 240, KWTV reported.

Grizzle then went south on Interstate 44 and Newcastle police took over the chase from Oklahoma City PD.

He ran over the stop sticks police had put across the road and punctured his tires, but that still didn’t stop the speeding suspect, KWTV reported.

Officials said that two police cars that also ran over the stop sticks had to be taken out of service.

Grizzle took Highway 37 into Tuttle and crashed off Southeast 4th and East Main Streets, KWTV reported.

At that point, the Tuttle police took over and attempted to take the driver into custody at the scene of his wreck.

“Considering the speeds that were reached and the presence of a weapon on his part, it could have gone very poorly for a lot of people,” Tuttle Police Major Michael Scott said.

Police said that Tuttle got out of his car with a knife in his hand, KFOR reported.

Bodycam video showed Grizzle walking away from officers while an officer repeatedly ordered him to “put the knife down!”

But Grizzle kept walking and officers followed, both on foot and in a police cruiser.

At one point Grizzle turned back toward the officers but the officer yelled at him not to walk towards them.

So the video showed the suspect turned around and began walking away again.

The officers coordinated a less-lethal plan and an officer with a Taser attempted to approach Grizzle, the video showed.

“Let’s Tase him. Tase him. Take him down. I got your cover,” an officer said in the video.

Grizzle looked back over his shoulder briefly but did not stop, and the officer deployed the Taser successfully.

The video showed Grizzle fell to the ground screaming, and several officers rushed over to help put him in handcuffs.

Bodycam showed an officer bending over to pick up Grizzle’s knife that had landed a few feet away when he fell.

Grizzle continued to resist arrest but was eventually subdued and taken into custody.

“We didn’t want him going towards any homes,” Major Scott told KFOR. “You go back in there, there’s alleys. Places he could, if he decided to run, he could hide.”

“If he had chosen to charge officers or something like that, it could have been a far worse outcome,” he said.

The police report showed that officers field tested Grizzle for meth and the results were positive, KOKH reported.

Grizzle was charged with eluding a police officer, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, endangerment, and traffic violations, KFOR reported.

He was booked into the Oklahoma County jail.

Watch video of his arrest here below:

Comments (35)
Davidtwmay24
Davidtwmay24

Why not just comply?
Its not like they are going to just let you walk away.. there is only a couple ways this ends and that's you going to jail or the hospital so why make them use a taser?
Its not like that makes it better!

No. 1-11
flybynight
flybynight

Idiot.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

That was a happy ending. Great job done by the Officer's and they went home safe 🙏🏼💪🏼💙🇺🇸

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

"Perfect Taser Shot".
More like "lucky Taser shot".
Not to take away anything from the officer, but using a Taser is almost becoming a liability. I watched the other video here where a guy with a knife was running around stabbing people like crazy after being shot with bullets several times. The other officer said "I have you covered", so that was smart. However I can see the officer with the Taser had to place himself in the danger zone to get close enough to Taser the guy. The weapon the other officer had looked like a fully auto extended clip AR. I'm sure it was semi auto, but he must have had a shitload of bullets in that clip. I have no problem with arming our LEOs to the teeth against the thugs today. This was an easy case, with proper backup. Even though I think Tasers should be outlawed, for the protection of Law Enforcement, in this case all went smooth as silk. The guy was hopped up on meth and things could have gone bad. Anyone who doesn't comply, while surrounded by cops and brandishing a knife should be shot with bullets until down, in my opinion. When it comes to eliminating the threat of a thug hopped up on meth, with a deadly weapon, there is no such thing as excessive force.

JBoH
JBoH

Tasers are great...when they work. Just don't forget that.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

You can NOT fix Stupid, BUT, you CAN give it an Attitude Adjustment with a Taser. LOL

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Meth is one hell of a drug

Stanracer
Stanracer

Attention criminals! This is what you get when you don't comply. You get a whole lot of hurt put on you. Idiots!

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

at least they didn't murder him! this time.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good Job

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

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