VIDEO: Man Goes For Record Number Of Taser Shots In Fight With Cops

Cell phone video captured the altercation between the man and four Miami-Dade police officers.

Cutler Bay, FL –Taser jolts from multiple Miami-Dade police officers were entirely ineffective against a combative man who was punching walls and screaming inside a Wendy’s restaurant on Wednesday afternoon (video below).

A bystander used a cell phone to record the disturbance, during which 35-year-old Joaquin Labaut was “speaking to himself loudly and acting erratically by flailing his arms back and forth, an arrest report said, according to the Miami Herald reported.

When two Miami-Dade South District officers arrived at the restaurant, Labaut “became violent” and “started punching the walls while yelling obscenities,” police said.

Labaut, who stands 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 240 pounds, was standing at the counter with his back to one of the female officers at the start of the video.

“Don’t touch me ever in your life!” he suddenly yelled in the direction of a wall to his left. “Never touch me again – you should go to jail. You touched me!”

Labaut then struck the wall for a moment before one of the officers walked up behind him and placed her hand on his arm.

“You felt this one time before, right?” the officer asked, with her Taser aimed at Labaut. “I need you to put your arms behind your back.”

Labaut suddenly turned away, then threw his arms into the air before he charged into the kitchen area of the restaurant.

One officer deployed her Taser as Labaut made his way behind the counter, but he seemed unfazed by the shock, the video showed.

He proceeded to the back of the kitchen and stood with his hands clasped behind his head, but refused to follow the officers’ repeated commands to get onto the ground.

Labaut recoiled as one of the officers tased him again, then quickly recovered and rushed into a confined space next to the drive-thru window.

An employee screamed as Labaut squared off with police, pushing the workers into the window as he backed further away from officers.

At least one of the officers deployed her Taser yet again, but Labaut stood defiantly with his arms crossed.

A third officer arrived at the scene and deployed an expandable baton.

“Get on the f - - - - - g ground now!” he yelled at Labaut, just before he struck at his leg with the baton.

The officers continued to yell commands and the sound of the Taser remained near-constant.

The officer delivered several more strikes to Labaut’s legs with the baton, but Labaut remained unfazed.

Just after a fourth officer arrived at the scene, Labaut broke away and pushed past the officers as he fled from the kitchen and back into the seating area of the restaurant.

He crashed into chairs and tables as the officers tased him some more, and he ultimately fell onto the ground.

“Stop resisting!” one officer yelled, as the four officers wrestled him into cuffs on the restaurant floor. “Stop f - - - - - g moving!”

“Bro, why you acting stupid today?” an officer asked Labaut just before the clip ended.

Labaut was charged with battery, resisting an officer without violence, disorderly conduct, and felony aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, the Miami Herald reported.

It was unclear if Labaut was under the influence of substances at the time of the altercation, and information regarding is mental health status was not provided.

Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez praised the officers for their use of restraint, especially considering the fact that Labaut was far larger than the two female officers who first encountered him.

"They chose not to up the use of force under the circumstances,'' Perez said. "It ended well. They showed restraint."

You can watch the officers’ encounter with Labaut in the video below:

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Agreed on your Aikido assessment. Not the best for primary attack means, but a solid supplement.

And I'm talking more about implementing it into training, not having to do it outside of work or on your own dime. It could also keep cops in shape and lower stress, which are also two big concerns for a cop. Weekly on this site there are stories of cops keeling over during physical activity. If it was a regular thing to train physically, maybe some of those deaths could be prevented. Plus, you'd have skills that could help in situations like this.

WalterL48
WalterL48

Why don't police use Tranquilizer Guns?

FpsK9Handler
FpsK9Handler

This should have been a hands on scenario! After the first few tasings...I lost count! But it seem to me that they were scared of him. Another why were those females wearing plate carriers? Dumb. Just an all around video in what not to do.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

What they need is a controlling device like the PR-24 that 90% of the US police agencies were using in 1990. One agency, on one occasion, used the PR-24 wrong, one night and political pressure almost overnight forced agencies to stop using that tool. (Rodney King). So now we see officers wrestling and punching suspects trying to get the suspects arms behind their back instead of performing a simple armlock with the PR-24 which produces a great mechanical advantage for the controlling officer.

ReserveDepty3431
ReserveDepty3431

Because tranquilizers effectiveness is subjective to the size and weight of a subject. They aren’t doctors and an incorrectly measured dosage could kill someone.

John.Brown
John.Brown

Police don't need any more toys or gimmicks. They need to buck up and go hands-on with the POS. Problem is, most of those officers on the scene probably haven't been in a fight since the red man days of their academy. Also would have helped if there was a cop there that was taller than 5'2".

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Easier said than done, going hands-on. Considering the size of that lunatic and that of the officers, it would have been an incredibly stupid thing to do. If one of the officers had tried to wrestle him down, he could have gained access to her firearm and then all bets are off. Using the taser was the correct decision. Too bad these things, useful as they are, don't always work.

john466
john466

Was oc spray even used .the use of force level oc then asp then taser ?

Candice Lynn
Candice Lynn

I wouldn't want to lay on a McDonald's floor either.

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

"Why didn't they just use Tasers?" "Why didn't they just shoot him in the legs?" *Typical Liberal Questions The Answers = Because Tasers aren't always effective against Druggies and the Mentally Unstable. And there are too many very large veins in the legs.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 You don't have to be a cop to realize most cops can't fight their way out of a paper bag, though.

Maybe you should be more concerned with how clueless most cops are about takedowns. It's not a new or novel concept. Ancient Greek pottery shows take down techniques as clear as day.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn do you know what the use of force continuum is? When the police fight someone, it is rarely a street fight. They can only use the necessary force to make the arrest. When they do strike a person, your type come running out of the woodwork with some shyster lawyer looking for the payday. You are so totally clueless, but that, of course, is no surprise.

b1rd
b1rd

H_C Dumbshit why don't you go spend time with your catcher. I'm sure he misses you.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@b1rd Don't you have some celibate activity to enjoy, NoTouch?