Larry Hudson Jr. tased trying to climb into antelope enclosure at St. Louis Zoo

5:57 AM, Mar 29, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A 24-year-old man was tased trying to climb into an antelope enclosure at the St. Louis Zoo early Friday morning.

According to Schron Jackson, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the incident began when police attempted to pull over a vehicle at Kingshighway and Interstate 64 for a traffic violation.  Police said the driver did not stop and eventually officers lost sight of the vehicle.

A short time later, a park ranger at Forest Park called police about a crash at Hampton Avenue, just north of Interstate 64.  When police arrived at the crash scene, the driver took off running towards the zoo.

A park ranger said police caught up with the man, and tased him as we was trying to climb up a wall of the antelope enclosure at the zoo.

The man, identified as Larry Hudson Jr., was taken into custody.

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office charged Larry Hudson Jr. with resisting arrest by fleeing, resisting arrest, and leaving the scene of an accident.  He was jailed on $10,000 bond.


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