Wife gets in pretty good 'I told you so' after husband arrested
TACOMA, Wash. -- A man may have gotten himself arrested for flying off the handle and threatening a police officer for giving him a parking ticket, but at least his wife got in a pretty good "I told so" before he was hauled away, according to charges filed in Pierce County Superior Court.
According to the charging documents, a Tacoma Police Department officer spotted a car parked on the sidewalk in the 2200 block of East Wright Street on Tuesday and stopped to write a citation.
While the officer was writing the ticket, 30-year-old Anton Givens leaned out a nearby window and yelled, "What are you doing to my car?"
The officer explained he was writing Givens a citation for parking on the sidewalk. According to the charging documents, Givens was not mollified by the this explanation and ran out of his house screaming profanities.
Givens reportedly yelled at the officer, "Come back here, you little [expletive]; you're about to get snatched up."
According to the charging documents, the officer took the 6-foot-4-inch, 368-pound Givens' threat seriously and retreated to his patrol car to call for backup.
Meanwhile, Givens reportedly continued to taunt the officer and record him on his cellphone.
According to the charging documents, Givens refused to give the officer his name and started to walk away when the officer told him he was under arrest. But, the arrival of a second officer apparently made him think better of it.
Givens reportedly surrendered and tossed his cellphone to his wife, who responded, "I told you not to go outside; now you're going to jail," which is a fair point.
According to the charging documents, Givens threatened the officer one final time for good measure before being booked into Pierce County Jail. He has been charged with felony harassment and obstructing a law-enforcement officer.