BRADENTON -- A bicyclist tried to flee when police initiated a traffic stop on him early Wednesday, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
An officer initiated a traffic stop on the man riding a bicycle in the 500 block of 12th Avenue West at 12:22 a.m., according to police. The man tried to run from the officer on foot.
The officer caught the man, who started fighting and resisting, police said. The officer then used a stun gun on the subject, who still fought police.
The man was eventually handcuffed and taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital to remove the taser barb, police said.