Caught on video: A disgusting Florida man used his baby son as a human shield during a confrontation with police that ended with him being tased and arrested.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said Brandon Matthew Douglas Leohner, 27, of Palm Coast was suspected of abducting a 1-year-old while armed with a gun. Deputies said Leohner drove off with the child in his lap until they found him driving recklessly. When deputies tried to pull him over, the he allegedly fled from them and drove into oncoming traffic before going into a Target shopping center’s parking lot, according to the sheriff’s office.
He then drove into a near by McDonald’s parking lot, parked near the drive-thru, and exited his vehicle with the child in his arms.
Body cam video showed deputies confronting Leohner as he shouted at them to stop while using the child as a human shield!
It was not long until the deputy wearing the body camera shocked the suspect with a taser and snatched the crying child from Leohner’s arms.
Despite being shocked, Leohner continued trying to escape the deputies, crawling under a truck and running away.
All the while, the child continued to cry “Dada” as deputies chased Leohner down, shocking him again and holding him down. The video showed the suspect continuing to shout at the deputies to stop as they told him to put his hands behind his back and even used a K9 to force him to comply as it bit his leg, drawing blood.
Eventually, the deputies managed to handcuff Leohner. The sheriff’s office said paramedics treated Loehner’s injuries from the K9. Leohner was charged with kidnapping, using a minor as a shield, resisting with violence, child neglect, fleeing and eluding, and reckless driving.
The child was reported to be unharmed and back with his mother.