Man steals taser, leads police on barefoot chase



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police officers trying to break up a fight Saturday went on a 10-block chase of a barefoot man who took an officer’s taser.

The Oregonian ( ) reports 50-year-old Abderrahim Abdul Najjar of Southeast Portland took the taser as an officer used it to try to subdue him.

When the officers were able to track him down, Najjar again fought them.

He was arrested and charged with robbery in the third degree, assaulting a public safety officer and resisting arrest as well as other charges.

Police believe Najjar was under the influence of intoxicants. He was sent to a hospital for treatment to minor injuries prior to being booked in the Multnomah County Jail.


Information from: The Oregonian,