Video shows Taser gun barely affect man acting erratically at Wendy's

Officers' body cam shows struggle to arrest Joaquin Labaut

CUTLER BAY, Fla. – A video shows a Taser gun take down at a Wendy's restaurant in Cutler Bay.

Joaquin Labaut was acting erratically. He ran behind the counter. The first Taser does little to slow him down, as he lumbers into the kitchen. Labaut seemed to feel the second jolt, but it wasn’t enough to take him down. 

Labaut was not responding to commands to get on the floor, so there was a third jolt. He was wedged between police officers and panicked employees.

An officer used a baton to hit Labaut repeatedly. Back in the lobby, another officer's camera shows the chaos as they handcuffed Labaut. An officer sat on him to subdue him.

When Labaut faced a judge, it was clear the June 6 incident wasn’t his first run-in with the law. He has a history of armed robbery and drug possession charges.

About the Author:

Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. He attended Christopher Columbus High School, Homestead Senior High School and graduated from St. Thomas University.