POINCIANA, Florida -- A Polk County deputy used a stun gun four times on a man who sat on top of a patrol car, squirted water and then tried to start a fight in Poinciana, a report says.
Deputy Adam Ray was parked in a median on Marigold Avenue at Genoa Drive about 12:15 a.m. Saturday when he said 35-year-old Alejandro Molina walked up and sat on the hood of his patrol car in Poinciana, a sprawling community spanning Polk and Osceola counties.
Molina damaged part of the hood, and when the deputy asked, refused to get down and made a fist asking if he wanted to fight, according to an arrest report.
Molina then squirted the deputy with a water bottle, according to the report.
Ray said he pulled out his stun gun and Molina got off the hood of the car.
Molina then "came towards me in an aggressive manner," Ray wrote in his report.
The Sheriff's Office said Ray used the stun gun once, knocking Molina to the ground.
Molina, who is 6 feet, 4 inches tall and 200 pounds, got up again and started toward Ray, according to the report.
The deputy tried the stun gun again, but it didn't affect Molina.
He then hit Molina a third time with the stun gun, forcing Molina to the ground.
Once on the ground, Molina refused numerous commands to put his hands behind his back, according to the report.
Ray then used the stun gun a final, fourth time to get Molina's hands in handcuffs, the report states.
Molina is facing charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer, assault on an officer and criminal mischief.
He is being held in the Polk County Jail.
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