VIDEO: Officer Attacked While Booking Inmate
May 19, 2011
CLEVELAND – Apparently, Anthony Thomas, 29, of Cleveland, was not happy about being arrested on charges of contempt of court on drunken driving and driving under suspension.
After Officer William Witt removed Thomas’ handcuffs to begin the booking process, Thomas jumped over the counter and started punching Witt. According to reports, as the two grappled, Witt said he could feel Thomas reaching for a gun. Witt couldn’t radio for help because his portable radio microphone had fallen from his shirt.
Eventually, Witt overtook Thomas, and other officers, hearing the commotion, rushed to help. Thomas now has assault on a police officer added to his charges.