Columbia, SC – A Columbia police officer was recorded fighting a suspect who was much larger than her, and had just assaulted a female and threatened others with a knife.
The incident happened at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the BP S-Mart in the 1000 block of Elmwood Avenue, according to The State.
Donald Songster Brown, 39, punched a female in the face and threatened people with a knife while not allowing them to leave the store.
Brown then left the store and was confronted by a lone police officer.
At the start of the video, Brown ignored the officer’s commands, and she responded by deploying her Taser. The Taser failed, and Brown tried to walk away.
The officer wasn’t about to let him get away, and she charged after him, grabbed him by the back of his neck and tried to take him down. Brown was able to slip his jacket and escape the officer’s grip.
He continued to try to get away as the officer tried again to take him down. Instead the man overpowered her and threw her to the ground as the cameraman and numerous bystanders stood by and watched.
The officer got right back up and sprayed Brown with pepper spray. He continued to fight with the officer’s attempts to control him, sending the officer to the ground again.
Finally, a bystander jumped in and tackled Brown to the ground and punched him as another good Samaritan kicked him in the head while he was on the ground.
The officer recovered and was able to place Brown under arrest.
Brown was booked on charges of attempted murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and resisting arrest.
You can see the video of the fight below: