Florida Man Uses His 1-Year-Old Son As A Shield Against Police


Florida Man Uses His Toddler Son As A Shield During Stand-Off With Police

A Florida father is behind bars after he kidnapped his 1-year-old son from his mother and used the baby has a shield when confronted by police.

According to NY Post, The Flagler County Sheriff’s Department were informed by the baby’s mother that Brandon Loehner had abducted their 1-year-old son at gunpoint.

Deputies then spotted Brandon driving recklessly nearby with the child in his lap. He refused to pull over after cops attempted a traffic stop. So, he finally turned into a Target shopping center before parking near a McDonald’s drive-thru and exiting the vehicle with the boy still in his arms.

Video shows Brandon refusing to put the child down while surrounded by deputies and k-9 dogs outside the restaurant. After a brief standoff, one of the deputies shot Brandon with a taser, dropping him and the baby to the ground. An officer immediately scooped up the child and attempted to comfort him. Brandon continued to resist arrest before finally being subdued with the aid of the police dog.

“Here is a case of a domestic situation turning violent, putting a 1-year-old child and innocent drivers in danger,” said Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly.

“Deputies were confronted with a very chaotic situation and a very combative individual that was putting his child at risk by using the child as a shield. Our deputies did everything they could to quickly rescue this child safely from a madman and apprehend the suspect.”

Brandon was arrested and charged with kidnapping, using a minor as a shield, resisting with violence, child neglect, fleeing and eluding and reckless driving. The baby was reunited with his mother shortly after the incident.





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