Man Tells Police He Needs To Be Taken Into Custody
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – One Fayette County man was put in jail, after he told officers that’s where he needed to be.
Police say just before midnight Saturday, they spotted 38-year-old Tony Baysinger – who is homeless – along Eberly Way in North Union Township.
Baysinger was spotted by police as he was allegedly swaying and staggering along the road.
When police stopped to talk to him, they say Baysinger said he was en route to the state police station in Uniontown to be taken into custody.
Baysinger told police he had not done anything illegal, but just needed to be taken into custody, according to the police report.
However, police say as they talked to Baysinger, he became aggressive and combative. Baysinger eventually tried to flee and was then Tased by officers.
Baysinger was restrained and taken to the Fayette County Jail on $25,000 bond.
Charges are pending.