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May 02, 2012
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Video: Police take down Calif. parolee

Three officers with batons met a parolee who fled after reaching for an officer's weapon

By PoliceOne Staff

STOCKTON, Calif. — Police used batons to help arrest a man who grabbed for an officer's weapon.

Barike Wiltz, 34, was intoxicated and refused to leave a sidewalk bench when police attempted to detain him, reported

A nearby store owner captured a video of the suspect wrestling with an officer and reaching for his gun multiple times. At one point during the struggle, he broke free and fled a block away, where three officers met him with batons.

"The suspect grabbed the officers gun and tried to pull it out of the holster, because of that, we used any force necessary to stop the suspect and make an arrest," Det. Joe Silva said.

Wiltz, a parolee, is being held at San Joaquin County Jail.

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