Rockdale County, GA – Bodycam footage captured the moment when a suspect begged to call his mother after he ran from police and was Tased (video below).
The incident occurred on July 12 on eastbound Interstate 20 just past mile marker 84, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) said in a video briefing on July 26.
RCSO Deputy D. Colonel pulled a vehicle over for a lack of insurance and found two teenagers inside.
“After admitting to marijuana being in the vehicle Corporal D. Colonel had the driver and passenger stand outside of the vehicle with another deputy while he conducted a vehicle search,” the sheriff’s office said.
When the 17-year-old male passenger realized Cpl. Colonel was going to search the vehicle, he took off running towards a nearby access road.
Bodycam footage showed the deputy chasing the fleeing teen down the sidewalk.
He ordered him to stop and warned him repeatedly that he would be Tased if he did not comply, but the suspect refused to surrender and continued his escape attempt.
The teen scaled a wire fence as Cpl. Colonel closed in on him.
The deputy then deployed his Taser, hitting the suspect and instantly dropping him to the ground, bodycam footage showed.
“Can I call my mama?” the suspect asked while he was still laying on the ground. “Can I call my mama, please?”
Cpl. Colonel placed the teen in handcuffs and asked him why he would run away, bodycam footage showed.
The suspect told him he was scared.
“I just told you, you were going to be fine! …You understand that you were about to go home, right?” the deputy asked. “Now, you’re going to jail.”
The suspected begged Cpl. Colonel to let him go and repeatedly apologized to him before asking to call his mother again, the video showed.
Cpl. Colonel told the teen he would be able to make his call once he arrived at the jail.
The suspect was ultimately charged with obstruction.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below: