VIDEO: Police Taser Sends Accused Rapist's Face Flying Into Curb

Police were able to capture a man in Titusville on Thursday who was wanted for raping, robbing, and kidnapping women.

Titusville, FL – Police have released the bodycam footage of the arrest of a man whom police said raped, robbed, and kidnapped women at knifepoint (video below).

Benjamin Victor Hovan, 32, was captured on a nationwide arrest warrant on Thursday at a convenience store in Titusville, just north of Cocoa Beach, according to the Miami Herald.

Police believe that on June 30, Hovan held two women at knifepoint, and raped one of them, at an apartment in Casselberry, WCTV reported.

WCTV reported that one of the women answered Hovan’s knock at their door thinking it was a pizza delivery guy.

Once the door was open, Hovan forced his way into the apartment where he held the women at knifepoint and sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman.

Then he kidnapped them and forced them to drive to a nearby Publix grocery store and withdraw money from an ATM, WCTV reported.

Afterward, he stole one of the victim’s vehicles to make his getaway. At that point, one of the women asked a store employee for help, but Hovan was long gone by the time police arrived.

WCTV reported that Tallahassee police had confirmed that Hovan was also the suspect in a home burglary in the 2300-block of Tupelo Terrace a day or two before the Casselberry incident.

After his vicious crimes in Casselberry, Hovan headed south to Miami, where he pistol-whipped and robbed a 62-year-old woman at knifepoint before stealing her jewelry and fleeing in her Mercedes Benz on the 4th of July, according to the Miami Herald.

Hovan was captured at the convenience store in Titusville on July 5 after an alert police officer saw him behaving suspiciously and ran the license plate of his victim’s Mercedes, authorities said.

In the video of Hovan’s arrest, an officer confronted him as he attempted to leave the store.

The video showed Hovan initially complied with the officer’s commands to put his hands up, and then when the officer pointed his Taser at him, he followed the officer’s commands to get on the ground and put his hands behind his back.

The officer radioed for backup, the video showed, and an officer rushed over from a location nearby to handcuff the suspect.

However, before the officer could get her hands on Hovan, he popped up from the ground and took off in a run, the video showed.

Both officers chased Hovan, and the arresting officer deployed his Taser at the suspect’s back before he even left the sidewalk in front of the convenience store. The Taser failed to stop Hovan.

“Get down!” the officer yelled at Hovan as he pursued him through the convenience store’s parking lot.

Then, without breaking his stride, the officer quickly reloaded his Taser and once again deployed it at the suspect’s back.

The second zap sent Hovan flying face-first to the curb with the Taser prongs firmly embedded in his back, the video showed.

The second officer jumped on his back and began handcuffing the suspect immediately.

As she worked, the suspect repeatedly said “Ow, ow, ow, ow” in a soft voice.

“You know who you look like? What’s your name? What is your name?” the first officer asked the suspect.

The man responded something other than his name into the curb as the video ended.

Police were able to accurately identify Hovan by the fingerprints he left in the older woman’s apartment and in her Mercedes, the Miami Herald reported.

Hovan was booked into the Brevard County Jail on Thursday morning, and charged with home invasion, sexual battery, and kidnapping.

You can see the video of the incident below:

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KorbanDallas13
KorbanDallas13

It is human nature to run, even if you are innocent. b.t.w. Did anyone notice the sweet Cream colored PT cruiser with the wood paneling? Very nice.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

LMAO!!! I've had to watch that a couple times, just so I can watch that POS fall head first on the curb!! He needs to hung up his balls!!

Workingonsix
Workingonsix

Just a good ole fashioned story of good ole police work here. Its refreshing to see a story that isn’t laced with accusations of racism or someone pulling the race card.

CRETE GARY
CRETE GARY

WOW.Notice white cops taking down a White bad guy.And the media posted it.

Mom2Boys
Mom2Boys

GREAT work officers!

He is into rape? I hope one of his new jailhouse boyfriends will accommodate his sex fantasy. He ought to be a favorite for many activities since he likely lost his front teeth in that face plant.

#youlookgoodinorange

61mouse
61mouse

@ CRETE GARY at least he won't cry racism like a certain bunch do

Wattsy
Wattsy

Stop it you blokes. I've got PTSD and I've already have enough little screens on constant replay of Antifa getting flogged on another monitor, now I'll have to add this one as well...lol

DOGANDTIGER
DOGANDTIGER

I personally preferred to run em down but Taser works too. Just more paperwork.

Walt 324
Walt 324

No front teeth and long hair. A rapist worst possible nightmare when it comes to jailhouse Justice. I’ll bet he shaves his head. LOL

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

That guy looks exactly like my best bunk mate when I sailed the seven seas! Geeee I miss that guy....

CP94
CP94

@61mouse No one would cry racism if the guy was black and tased for commiting a crime and tryign to run. But we both know that white guys get the taser while a black guy wouldve been shot most likely