Published on Sep 4, 2015
I apologize for the angle of it . I NEVER would’ve expected it to escalate to that extent. Riverdale MD, Riverdale police handled this situation a lot better than other police would have in my opinion. Im amazed they didn’t shoot. **Backstory** : So about 4-8 mins before the police arrived , this man was inside the McDonalds located in Riverdale MD on Kenilwoth Ave. When I first noticed him, he was just talking to himself. After not paying attention to what he was saying, he began to bang on his table like if it were drums and was doing it a bit too loud. I had just assumed he was a person of special needs maybe and once agin, didn’t pay attention. He soon started punching his table like if it were a person and knew, he was becoming aggressive and an endangerment to the publics safety. My mom had asked an employee at this point if they had called the police and they had responded saying “yes, they’re en route.” He soon gets up and starts arguing with himself and acts like he wants to fight with someone who was in front of him and goes up against a wall and starts shouting. He takes off his shirt and starts walking around which endangers the public a lot more because we don’t know if he’s going to hurt someone because this man already seemed agitated. At this point he starts throwing chairs to the ground and slammed a wet floor sign to the ground and pushing chairs. McDonalds was pretty packed as well considering most people were getting out of work and school and there was quite a bit of children (including my 2 younger siblings) and a group of elderly people. When the police arrive, he was ordered on the ground and knew right there, to take out my phone and start recording. During the moment i had forgotten to turn my phone sideways which is why its at that angle so i do apologize for that. After he was detained, his legs were soon in cuffs and had a human muzzle it seemed like because he was still shouting and screaming. The ambulance arrived probably about 2 or 3 mins later after he was detained. He was then transported to a DC hospital. After all, he was tased 3 times, maced about 4 times, hit with the baton twice, tackled to the wall, and almost had his arm broken when being detained. Throughout the whole incident, this man showed NO sign of giving up and was resisting arrest. It seemed clear after being tased for the first time that this man WAS ON DRUGS. Most likely PCP. I commend the officers for stoping him before he could hurt someone and danger the public.
What’s the point of using and continually using a taser when you blast it at a bum and he just casually strolls around McDonalds with electricity coursing through his veins? Was theirs just broken? Is this man like Electro from Spider Man and just eats electricity for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Honestly I think its just what happens when you’re that fine line of bum where you’ve slept on the streets enough times but haven’t just fully given up on life. Like he probably has a crappy den of a house but just shoots up on the streets to the point where the elements have numbed his nerves down so he can’t feel much physical pain. Obviously still has some meat on him, and not emaciated like a Holocaust victim. Like I said, that fine line of bum. I mean the cop fired that thing point blank at him and he was still running around like a dog on a leash. That doesn’t work? Oh we’ll just wail on his leg with this nightstick while the tasers still running. Dude just scratches it off. They needed two freaking tasers and an ass kicking to kinda get him at least on the floor. They treated mace like it was hair spray and a little sting in his eyes. If it is just the drugs just fighting the pain then we need to modify that shit so that you’re not a crazy lunatic and just a drug that creates super soldiers that can take endless amounts of pain because thats whats going on for this guy.
Love these 2 dudes just going at their food. Doesn’t matter if you’re white collar or blue collar. They just want nothing more than to get off work, enjoy their Bic Mac combo meal with a large fries maybe some McNuggets, and take in the live theater of watching a bum get arrested. Men of two different worlds, but men none the less who need their McDonalds.
If I were in the drive through lane and saw this happen, I would ask the police officer if i could volunteer help by just running him over or just a nice strong love tap with the front bumper. It might be a cruel thing to do but you go through drive through to avoid the madness and judgement of others when you place an order large enough to feed a family all for yourself. Plus if im hungry than anyone in my path to satiation is fair game.