Man tries to stop FF/medics from helping unconscious man
The 22-year-old resisted arrest and began yelling at arriving FF/medics telling them to leave the unconscious man alone
By Jessica Miller
AMES, Iowa — A 22-year-old Ames man resisted his arrest and tried to stop firefighters from helping an unconscious intoxicated man at a party early Saturday, according to criminal complaints.
Police were investigating a nuisance party at Walton Drive about 12:30 a.m. Saturday and discovered an “extremely intoxicated” man who had passed out and had vomit on his face and the officer called paramedics to help, complaints said.
While firefighters examined the man, Moroni Torres, also of Walton Drive, began yelling at the firefighters and telling them to leave the unconscious man alone, according to complaints. When firefighters didn't listen, Torres got up and lunged toward the firefighters and the officer tried to hold him back, complaints said. The officer said he was forced to user a taser on the man twice to “gain compliance” and that the man continued to resist after he was in handcuffs, complaints said.