"Oh, my God! He shot himself!" a woman who witnessed the incident says in the video. "I can't believe that."
Blogger Al Crespo published the footage earlier this afternoon. According to an arrest report from the Miami Police Department, two officers identified as "G. Casiano" and "G. Castillo" allegedly spotted two men exchanging what looked like crack paraphernalia on the corner of SW 12th Avenue and SW Third Street in East Little Havana. As the cops attempted to apprehend the alleged drug dealer, the police report says, the suspect "began to actively resist," and a "struggle ensued."View this post on Instagram
Alright fam we received this video that shows two officers attempting to place a subject under arrest. __ It appears one of the offices accidentally tasered himself __ While this might seem funny to some it could have been a lot uglier. I’m glad everyone is okay. ___ #knowyourgear #beready #stayinthefight #stopresisting #fitcops #leocivvies #taser #mybad
The "struggle," however, apparently included one of the cops firing a Taser into his own leg and comedically falling over.
The report adds that the homeless man, identified as 56-year-old Lazaro Perez, then fled the scene. But cops apprehended him around 6:17 p.m. the next day. In that case, the cops claimed they picked up Perez with "no incident."