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Man Tasered During Police Confrontation

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — David Fields, 54, who runs a used car dealership on Fifth Avenue, in Oakland, was arrested by Pittsburgh Police Monday, but not before he was tasered several times in a confrontation with officers outside his business.

Police were called to the scene, when Field’s wife, Kimberly, called them to complain a car was illegally parked across the street in a “no parking zone.”

She operates a day care center next door to her husband’s business.

One officer was about to tag the illegally parked car, when two others showed up and were getting ready to tag Field’s car which was also parked on the road.

There was a confrontation, words were exchanged, and Kimberly Fields told KDKA-TV’s Ralph Iannotti “a police officer knocked the phone out of his hand, he went down to pick it up and two cops jumped on him, they were grabbing him, and started to taser him — it all escalated for no apparent reason.”

Police tonight charged Fields with two counts of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and obstruction.

His wife says he will remain in the hospital at least overnight, for observation.

Fields is a longtime friend a former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper.

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