Surprising video shows an Ohio man telling the officers who tased him that he claims to love them after officials say he nearly killed one of them.
According to WSYX, the driver, 36-year-old Joseph Solinger, revved by the scene of a traffic collision in front of the Columbus Zoo as law enforcement officers were guiding traffic around 2 p.m. Friday.
An officer can be seen on bodycam video yelling at Solinger to stop.
“I’m trying to get to my wife and kids,” he tells the officer.
“OK, and you think that trying to kill somebody is the way to do that,” the cop yells at him and asks for his driver’s license.
However, the driver flees, and several police officers pursue his Jeep.
They try to stop the vehicle again a few moments later as Solinger attempts to enter the zoo parking lot.
He speeds away once more and nearly collides with a trooper. The officer who confronted him then pursues him in his patrol car.
“He’s not being compliant. Probably gonna have to Taser use,” he says on the radio.
He eventually zaps the insane man, who starts to fall backwards to the ground while strolling. The man apologizes as he is handcuffed.
According to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, the Pataskala resident has been charged with failure to comply, inducing panic, misconduct at an emergency, driving under the influence, reckless operation, resisting arrest, and obstructing official.
He was arraigned on Monday and hit with a $25,000 bond.