Police use Taser on man who struggled with officers

2013-01-15T15:07:00Z 2013-01-15T20:41:04Z Police use Taser on man who struggled with officersTimes Staff nwitimes.com
January 15, 2013 3:07 pm  • 

PORTAGE | Police responding to a complaint of loud music found a man passed out on a floor next to a revolver.

When the man woke up, police said he scuffled with officers until they had to drive stun him with a Taser to take the him into custody.

David Collazo, 31, of Lake Station, was charged with intimidation, resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct.

Police were called about 9:20 p.m. Monday to the 6800 block of Old Porter Road for a complaint of loud music. Officers located a van with its windows open parked in a driveway that had loud music playing.

As police reached in to turn down the music, officers were called into a home, where a man pointed to another man on the floor. Police said the man was lying motionless on the floor, and next to him on the floor was a revolver.

Officers also noted there were bloody paper towels in the area, a whiskey bottle on the counter and a prescription bottle with pills inside in his hand.

When Collazo was awakened, police said he started yelling at officers and was trying to stand up.

Police ordered him to remain on the floor so they could check him for weapons, but he refused to comply with their orders.

Police hit him Taser probes twice, but they failed to penetrate his jacket, so an officer used a stun drive with his Taser, which dropped Collazo to the floor. Police said a second stun drive was used as officers tried to handcuff Collazo.

According to reports, Collazo threatened an officer before he was taken the hospital to be medically cleared before being taken to Porter County Jail.

Police said the bloody paper towels were from the other man in the house who had a cut on his thumb.

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