A man paralyzed from the waist down allegedly zip-tied and stun-gunned a stripper who took cash to come to his home but then refused to have sex with him, police said.
The suspect, identified as Johnnie Thompson, 31, later used a handgun to fire two shots at her, police said.
Police said Thompson lived at home with his parents in Decatur. He was charged with false imprisonment and aggravated assault, WSB-TV reported.
“He pulled out a handgun and a Taser and coerced her to his back bedroom, where he had video cameras set up, and computers,” DeKalb County Police Det. Chris Tappan told the station. “He forced her to take her clothes off.”
Thompson, who uses a wheelchair to get around, then zip-tied the stripper’s ankles and demanded her to have sex with him, police said.
When the stripper refused, Thompson shot her with a Taser twice in the chest, Tappan told the station. The dancer fought her captor, who then fired two handgun shots at her.
Police said the stripper eventually pushed Thompson out of the room, cut herself free and called 911 before escaping out a window. Officers discovered her partially dressed, the Taser prongs still stuck to her chest.
Thompson claimed he acted in self-defense after the dancer “went crazy,” police said. When investigators searched the home, they found more zip ties and a machete.
Another exotic dancer filed an assault report against Thompson three months ago, WSB-TV reported. Police believe there may be more victims, and asked them to come forward.
“I’m trying to get and keep a dangerous individual off the streets,” Tappan told the station. “He’s challenging their lives.”
Thompson was booked at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday and later released, according to jail records.
DeKalb County police say he captured and assaulted at least two exotic dancers.
Now, investigators are urging any other possible victims, to come forward.
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— Audrey Washington (@AudreyWSBTV) July 13, 2018
In other crime-related news, inner city dwellers rioted for a thug who earned slugs in Chicago.
Chicago police fatally shot an armed man Saturday evening, igniting a protest near the scene in the city’s South Shore neighborhood that led to four arrests, officials said.
Officers on foot tried to question the man when the confrontation developed and he was shot, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
Police said the man had been “exhibiting characteristics of an armed person.”
The man became combative and eventually broke free from the officers, Waller said.
“They thought he appeared to be reaching for a weapon, which he did have a weapon on him, and the officers tragically shot him,” he said.
The man was thought to be in his 30s, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital, a Chicago Fire spokesman said.
No police officers were injured, Guglielmi said.
Some people claimed a female officer shot the man at least five times in the back as he ran away, the newspaper reported.
They said the officer was taken away from the scene in a police vehicle as a crowd of about 100 people formed immediately after the shooting.
The size of the crowd created a tense situation where protesters jostled with police, who then cordoned off the area.
A brief scuffle broke out between chanting protesters and police officers holding batons.
“It got a little bit out of hand. Several arrests were made,” Waller said.
Guglielmi tweeted that four protesters were arrested.
The Sun-Times reported that officers hit at least one man with a baton, while some protesters punched back and others threw glass bottles at officers.
Several officers were injured from rocks and the thrown bottles, Guglielmi tweeted.
The Chicago Tribune reported that a chaotic scene erupted as the crowd chanted “Murderers!”
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July 15th, 2018