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.

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The Twin Falls City Police are such adults beating up a person with half of their IQ. Not to mention he has a heart problem, the city is lucky he didn't die. If this report is true then why couldn't we bail him out of jail? Did he Assault an officer or not? I have dealt with Micheals psychosis and I know he can be extremely challenging but this report sounds like a bunch of school house boys with bats being bullies. Are the city police adults or children?

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