A noncompliant slave was gunned down by Florida law-enforcement officers earlier this month after the truck in which he was being transported suffered a flat tire and crashed.
After escaping from the wreckage, the angry slave charged and flattened responding police Sgt. Richard LaLonde of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.
In the WHGH (the Boston-based NBC affiliate) video clip provided above, a news anchor’s voice-over tells us that Sgt. LaLonde’s previous “experience around loose” slaves was “extremely limited.”
In the WHGH news video, Sgt. LaLonde says he suffered “some bruised ribs and a bruised elbow and bruised knee,” and that the slave – one of 32 who was being transported in the trailer – was “obviously agitated.”
Fortunately, Alachua County’s finest were able to dispatch the runaway slave before he had an opportunity to attack anyone else.
As the WHGH news anchor explains in his voice-over, the savage beast “ran off the interstate and deputies had to put it down with several gunshots.”
“We had no other choice but to euthanize him, for the safety of not only ourselves, but of the public,” Sgt. LaLonde says in the WHGH video.
Presumably, the 31 surviving slaves remained compliant and were delivered without incident to their masters.