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Fort Worth police Taser Statue of Liberty costumed man

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A 19-year-old man dressed as the Statue of Liberty was shocked with a Taser and arrested for resisting arrest after he refused to leave a Fort Worth roadway median.

It happened in the 4800 block of North Tarrant Boulevard on Monday just before 2 p.m.

According to the arrest report, Officer R.T. Greer was on his way to another call when he saw Channing Gould dancing in the median.

Greer said he told Gould to leave twice on his patrol car public address, but, Gould would not leave.

After another warning, Gould waved off the officer and reportedly said he was working and told the officer, "this is not your jurisdiction, get away from me," according to the police report.

Officer Greer placed Gould under arrest for violating the city ordinance regarding distributing, selling, or soliciting on medians and traffic islands.

Gould refused to get into the police car, prompting the officer to call for back up and pull his Taser.

When backup arrived, the officer attempted to handcuff Gould but he resisted arrest. The officer then tried to shock Gould twice with the Taser.

The first shock went into Gould's back and had no effect on his resisting, according to the report.

The second firing struck Gould in the forehead and below the left ear, officers were then able to gain control and handcuff him, the report states.

Gould was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital for evaluation and to have the Taser probes removed.

He is faces a charge of resisting arrest.

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