TWIN FALLS • A man who ran from police while chiding them to “tase” him before grabbing an officer got what he asked for, police say.
Michael K. Brubaker, 23, of Twin Falls, was arraigned Monday in Twin Falls County Magistrate Court on charges of resisting or obstructing officers and battery on an officer. He pleaded not guilty and was released from jail on his own recognizance.
A police report gives these details:
About 3:20 p.m. Sunday, Twin Falls police were dispatched to 320 Main Ave. S. for a fight and saw Brubaker running around the corner of Second Avenue South near the Super 7 Motel. Officers yelled at Brubaker to get on the ground three or four times but Brubaker turned and faced the officers, taking a “boxing stance,” and raising his fists like he was preparing to swing. Officer Tyler Campbell drew his stun gun.
Brubaker yelled “Tase me motherf—-ers” and ran at Officer Aaron Nay. Nay grabbed Brubaker’s arm and Brubaker grabbed Nay’s chest and shoulder, ripping a radio mic off his shirt.
Nay hit Brubaker at least twice with a baton but Brubaker refused to obey instructions. Campbell then deployed the stun gun and it hit Brubaker., who continued to resist until he was eventually handcuffed.