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Surfside burglary suspect bloodied in fall after being stunned with Taser gun

Carlos Sierra arrested after running from police officer while in handcuffs

SURFSIDE, Fla. – A South Florida burglary suspect was booked into jail with a bloodied face after he ran away from a police officer who was taking him into custody and was stunned with a Taser gun, according to a police report.

Carlos Sierra, 26, faces charges of burglary, escape, criminal mischief and resisting arrest without violence.

Surfside police said Sierra was burglarizing a garage at the Spiaggia condominium building Saturday when officers arrived.

Carlos Sierra injured his face in a fall after he was stunned with a Taser gun Saturday in Surfside.
Carlos Sierra injured his face in a fall after he was stunned with a Taser gun Saturday in Surfside.

According to an arrest report, Sierra took a pressure washer and three bicycles from the garage. Officers arrived as Sierra was trying to steal another bicycle.

Sierra was handcuffed and being put in the back of a police car when he broke free from an officer and took off, running south on Collins Avenue, the report said.

Police used a Taser gun to subdue Sierra, who they said injured his face in the fall.

Sierra was taken to Aventura Hospital to be treated for his injuries. He was then booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

"The current status of the officers is active duty," Surfside Police Chief David Allen said in an email to Local 10 News. "They are not on paid administrative leave. There is not an internal investigation."

Allen said the officers involved did not violate policy.