Burglar strikes Fla. officer in face with pliers
The suspect threw a large pair of pliers at Officer Delaney Troop before attempting to evade arrest
Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa police officer responding to a break-in Monday at an Advance Auto Parts store was hospitalized after being struck in the head with a pair of pliers.
Police said that when the officer arrived at the store at 1717 N. 50th St., Leonard Henry, 37, threw a large pair of pliers through the front door. The pliers shattered the glass and stuck Officer Delaney Troop, 23, in the face.
Henry fled but was apprehended a short time later by additional responding officers.
Henry was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail and charged with burglary, battery of a law enforcement officer, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance.
Troop was transported to Tampa General Hospital where she received eight stitches over her left eye.
The investigation is ongoing.
- Police Heroes