Florida man Dominique Albert was arrested on Thursday after he attempted to carjack a vehicle occupied by plainclothes detectives.
Albert approached the car in St. Petersburg, Florida, around 9:45 p.m. and yanked open the passenger door. He then leaned into the car while holding a steak knife in his right hand.
Although Detective Daniel Torok was initially startled by the assault, he and another officer quickly took action.
“Police!” Torok shouted.
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Torok then aimed his handgun at Albert, who was free on bond in connection to a shoplifting arrest, and who then turned away to flee on foot.
Torok and his partner chased Albert, who dropped his knife, and who put up a short fight before being taken into custody. Albert continued to struggle until a backup officer tasered him.
Two other large, fixed blade knives were found following a police search of Albert’s belongings.
Albert was charged with carjacking, resisting arrest and aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer. He is currently in jail on $170,000 bond.
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