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Officers Take Down and Arrest Man Trying To Carjack, Take Officer's Gun



On Sunday, November 8th at approximately 9:30 PM officers from the St. Augustine Police Department responded to the area of 118 Avenida Menendez in reference to an intoxicated male fighting with another subject. Officers arrived on scene to find the subject identified as Andrew Allan Brown attempting to enter a Toyota Prius, not owned by him at the scene. Brown immediately became uncooperative and the ensuing attempt to take him into custody ended up on the ground with officers. Brown attempted several times to pull an officer's gun from her holster and only stopped after officers forcefully removed his hands from the handgun. Prior to officers arriving, Brown had attempted to take by force DJ equipment belonging to the victim and battered another individual. Brown was charged with Felony Battery, Robbery and Resisting Officer with Violence.

Officers were on scene within 2 minutes of the call and quickly located and detained the suspect. Their quick response certainly changed the outcome of this incident.

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