July 19, 2006 - FLORENCE, S.C. - A suspect managed to remove his handcuffs and shock a Hartsville police officer with his own Taser gun, authorities say.
Steve Lee Menius, 30, was arrested at his home Tuesday after police arrived with a warrant for violating his probation.
While being driven to the Darlington County jail in the back of the police car, Menius managed to get his hands out of his handcuffs and tried to climb in the front seat, Hartsville Police Chief Tim Kemp said.
During the struggle, Menius grabbed the officer's Taser and shocked him, Kemp said.
The officer pulled to the side of the road and got out of the cruiser to continue to fight with Menius, who then jumped back inside the car and drove off, Kemp said.
Police chased Menius briefly, and he was arrested again when he jumped from the cruiser after a train blocked his way, police said.
Menius has also been charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer and failing to stop for a blue light.
There is a difference between an arrest and a good arrest. Officers measure their self worth by the number of arrests they make. Even if only one out of ten arrests stick an officer will walk away with an ear to ear shit eating grin and a false since of self importance.
To convict and to incarcerate “We the People” at your masters demand.