An Atlanta security guard who created a buzz after posting videos of himself fighting crime at downtown’s Metro Mall, was arrested for assault Thursday afternoon, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports.
Damien Long, who is 45, became known after a lapel-cam video posted Jan. 28 on Wordstarhiphop.com showed him tasing a woman who had verbally and physically attacked him.
But now, Long, allegedly tackled a patron who Long says he told to stay away, but there was no documentation or evidence that the mall-goer had done anything wrong.
“The video from inside the mall clearly shows Mr. Long run up to this person from the side and tackle him to the ground,â€ Atlanta Police Department spokeswoman Kim Jones said. “Mr. Long could not produce any documentation to back up his claim that the victim had been given a trespass warning and the video depicts Mr. Long acting as the primary aggressor.â€
Read more at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.