03/12/2014

Video: Calif. man TASERed after threatening cops with umbrella

Police deployed a TASER on a man in the street Monday after he threatened officers with a large umbrella

By PoliceOne Staff

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Police in Santa Monica deployed a TASER on a man in the street Monday after he threatened officers with a large umbrella.

According to CBS Los Angeles, the incident outside a Starbucks occurred after police responded to calls of a man swinging the instrument.

The man was arrested and may have been placed on a mental health hold, according to the report. 

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