A man found himself behind bars after he allegedly shouted profanities and got into a fight with an officer inside a Delaware Wawa store.
The incident followed a brawl outside the convenience store along Dartmouth Road in Lewes, Delaware.
According to Delaware State Police, a store employee called 911 about a large crowd gathered outside watching several people fighting around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday.
The first trooper on scene said he found Reginald McGlotten of Millsboro, Delaware, acting disorderly and shouting obscenities while appearing to be intoxicated.
The unidentified officer said he told McGlotten to leave the store but the 28-year-old refused.
Police said that as the officer tried to restrain McGlotten, the alleged drunk fought back. The officer eventually got McGlotten onto the ground, but, as he tried to cuff McGlotten, other people in the Wawa began to pull the officer off his suspect, according to investigators.
Police said McGlotten made a run for it.
He didn’t get far. State Police say that a Rehoboth Police officer responding to the scene spotted McGlotten and used a Taser to stun the suspect into submission.
Officers hauled in McGlotten and charged him with felony resisting arrest, second-degree conspiracy, illegally touching a police officer and disorderly conduct. McGlotten was sent to Sussex County jail on $2,750 secured bond. Police said he has a series of arrest warrants out in his name.
State Police said the investigation continues and they asked the public to help identify other people involved in the fight. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. M. Dawson at 302-644-5020 ext. 267., submit a tip online or send an anonymous tip with the keyword “DSP” to 274637.