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Fla. Deputy Attacked by 400-Pound Man

September 05, 2013  | 

A roughly 400-pound man was taken into custody Wednesday after he allegedly pushed an undercover deputy into something sharp and cut his arm while officials were checking out a drug tip in a neighborhood north of Orlando International Airport.

The deputy is "doing fine'' but may need a few stitches after the scuffle on Volusia Drive near Nassau Avenue that caused him to bleed "profusely," Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said.

Darrell Wayne Roby, 40, was charged with one count of battery on a law enforcement officer.

Read the full Orlando Sentinel story.

Tags: Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff, Physical Confrontations, Assaults on Officers


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Leonard Mather @ 9/6/2013 3:25 PM

This episode will make an excellent training video for recruits to NEVER tangle with a 400 pounder. It is wiser to remain agile and wait for the opportunity to use the Blivet's weight/motion to his disadvantage. Side-stepping, along with a sweep to the foot not bearing weight and even speedily getting behind the Lard Bucket and grasping at the ankle to lift upward will accomplish a reading on the Richter Scale. Primary lesson: stay away from the Heavies and disallow initial contact, such as the one here that resulted in being cut. It is a myth that fat people are happy; they can be misanthropes. Assume the worst.

Dan Yamamoto @ 9/6/2013 4:43 PM

Before engaging a gentleman like that, one should squat, stomp one's feet to show manly vigor, and toss handfuls of salt around the ring. I mean the parking lot or lawn or whatever.

Random @ 9/6/2013 6:36 PM

I use to think that large people were slow and had poor maneuverability. This changed when I met a 375-pounds man that looked like fester from the Adams Family show. He was about 2 feet shorter than me. He moved so quickly he managed to maneuver behind me. Rather than punching, he kicked me in the back and side of the head at least times (we were both standing). As I turned to find the man, he cracked my floating ribs with round house kick. Just because he is big does not mean he is slow.
May the Deputy recover quickly.

Capt. Crunch @ 9/7/2013 10:27 AM

You need a elephant gun for this dude.

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