Friday, July 22, 2016

Florida police tase Pokémon Go player for refusing to leave park

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 11:27 AM

A Florida man playing Pokémon Go was tased and arrested for refusing to leave a park after closing time.

According to WTSP, Tampa police officers were called to Ballast Point Park last night, July 21, at around 10:30 p.m. to disperse roughly 150 people playing Pokémon Go. 

However, one man just had to catch 'em all. 

From WTSP: 
Everyone was instructed to leave and all complied except for David T. Mastrototaro-Baermude. Officers asked him to leave the park several more times and he refused to do so.

Officers then attempted to arrest the defendant for trespassing after warning at which time the defendant grabbed an officer's arm and pushed off. The defendant actively continued to resist further attempts to arrest him, almost pulling one officer to the ground.

The officer deployed his Taser and was then able to gain compliance from the defendant who was arrested without further incident.
Mastrototaro-Baermude was arrested for Trespassing After Warning and Resisting Arrest.

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