MPD: Man got tased at playground

Andrew J. Guajardo-Mickell [PCSO/graphic]

Cops tased a man who overstayed his welcome at a playground and resisted arrest Tuesday, according to the Maricopa Police Department. 

Police arrested 23-year-old Andrew J. Guajardo-Mickell at a Cobblestone Farms park after receiving a morning call about a man blocking children from the playground. 

Cops responded to Cobblestone Farms and Struebing Drives just before 8 a.m. and found Guajardo-Mickell sleeping under playground equipment. A Cobblestone resident told police Guarjardo-Mickell was blocking his grandchildren from playing on the equipment, according to a probable cause statement. 

Officers noted they had previously spoken with Guajarado-Mickell about 30 other times, many of which were for sleeping and urinating around the neighborhood. 

When officers tried to place Guajarado-Mickell in cuffs, he allegedly tried to run away. Police tased Guajarado-Mickell, brought him to the ground and placed him under arrest. 

Guajarado-Mickell refused medical attention and was booked into the Pinal County jail on two misdemeanor charges of public nuisance and resisting arrest. 

He faces 10 months in jail. 

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