The problems continue for a man who was captured in a viral video scrapping with the police during the left’s efforts to incite violence during President Donald Trump’s Tuesday rally in Phoenix.
The iconic image of a masked white dude flinging a tear gas canister back at law enforcement officials, stepping back and then being blasted right in the nuts by another one was a smash hit with internet viewers as well as an example of how to put down a snowflake insurrection.
Now, adding insult to injury, authorities have arrested the man who is probably still pissing blood after his ten minutes of fame on Tuesday.
— Phoenix Local (@PhoenixN3WS) August 25, 2017
AZ Central is reporting “Phoenix police arrest man shot by pepper ball in viral video”:
A video of a man kicking a can of tear gas back at Phoenix police officers, then falling to the ground after police shot him with a pepper ball, went viral following Tuesday’s protest against President Donald Trump’s visit.
That same man, 29-year-old Joshua Stuart Cobin of Scottsdale, was arrested on Thursday, said Phoenix police Sgt. Jonathan Howard.
He is facing three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and one count of unlawful assembly, Howard said.
“Many of you will recognize this man as he has posted images and admissions to his crime on social and local media outlets,” Howard said in a statement released late Thursday.
The video showed a man wearing a gas mask kicking a canister that is spraying pepper gas back toward police during the melee that broke out after Trump’s appearance at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Within seconds, a puff of smoke can be seen striking below the man’s belt line, immediately causing him to fall to the ground. As he writhes in pain, a bystander runs to help him off and bring him to safety.
— Derek Staahl (@DerekStaahl) August 25, 2017
Here's what police used at the Phoenix rally. https://t.co/CwvVbCXUo2
— azcentral (@azcentral) August 25, 2017
Whether the shot to the crotch was intentional or not, police who will be fighting off ANTIFA goons at planned demonstrations in Berkeley and San Francisco this weekend just got a lesson in how to quickly and effectively neutralize troublemakers.Subscribe to our Morning Briefing and get the news delivered to your inbox before breakfast!