Drunk Briton arrested for trying to grab police gun in Starco CC in Playa de las Américas

A 32-year-old British man identified as Kenneth P.S. had to be forcibly restrained by Arona Policía Local when he tried to grab a police gun in the Starco commercial centre. Police say they were approached by two individuals who appeared drunk, one of whom started verbally abusing the officers in English. The man, who is said to have been built like a cupboard, is alleged to have shouted “Fuck the police”, “Fuck off”, and “Bloody Bastard”, among other insults.

The agents were initially inclined to ignore the outburst given the inebriated state the man was in, but they were taken by surprise when he rushed at one of them and tried to grab the gun. Thankfully, the attempt was unsuccessful because the weapon was clipped in place. Eventually, it took six officers to subdue the man who, even then, remained in aggressive and hostile mode. LO

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