TAMPA - A video of a shocking encounter between a north Florida police officer and an angry driver has gone viral.
Posted to the Bradford County Sheriff’s Facebook page Thursday, the dash cam video shows an officer pulling up to a man who’s SUV is already stopped in a median.
The video continues as the man gets out of his SUV, yells something along the lines of, “Turn off those G-d damn lights…”, and then approaches the cop.
Seconds later, and without a word, the cop uses his taser and stops him dead in his tracks.
“With literally seconds to decide his response, Officer Raulerson used a less than lethal tactic to bring the situation under control,” the video caption explains.
The sheriff’s office said the driver was taken into custody for a medical evaluation before any they pursued and criminal charges.
Lawtey Police Officer, Jay Raulerson
Recently, Lawtey Police Officer, Jay Raulerson, was confronted with a dangerous situation during a call to assist a motorist. Officer Raulerson was notified by passing motorists about a silver Toyota stopped in the median with the driver attempting to wave down vehicles. As he pulled up to render assistance, the subject suddenly exited his vehicle and aggressively approached Officer Raulerson. With literally seconds to decide his response, Officer Raulerson used a less than lethal tactic to bring the situation under control. After further investigation, the subject was taken into custody for a medical evaluation prior to pursuing any criminal charges.Posted by Sheriff Gordon Smith - Bradford County Sheriff on Thursday, August 6, 2015