Video: Suspect Wrongly Accused of Shoplifting; Then He Punched a Cop and Gets Tased

Duluth police admit that a Florida man was wrongly accused of shoplifting at a Georgia Walmart last month. However, when an officer was attempting to detain him, before it was known that he was the wrong person, the man resisted and punched the cop, leading to a felony charge, police told Channel 2 Action News. Chiedu Sunday Amahagwu, 42, of Miami, faces both a felony count and misdemeanor count of obstruction for the struggle September 22, Gwinnett County jail records show.

Surveillance video of the arrest was obtained by Channel 2. The video shows Amahagwu leaving the Walmart off Pleasant Hill Road as store security and police officers waited for a shoplifting suspect. Security told police that Amahagwu was their suspect, which is when officers approached him, Channel 2 reported.

Amahagwu resisted, punched the officer and then attempted to run before an officer used his Taser on him, the news station reported. However, security later told police they had pointed out the wrong man and that Amahagwu was not the shoplifter. Prosecutors learned he wasn’t an alleged shoplifter after he’d spent 10 days in jail without bond… Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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