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Resisting Arrest: Dad Reportedly Tells Kids to Bite Officers' Faces Off

By Kamika Dunlap on February 11, 2010 11:45 AM

Things got a little out of hand at Joshua Alger's children's Mc Donald's birthday party.

The 28-year-old Colorado man accused of passing out in the play area was charged with resisting arrest and told his children to bite the police officers trying to arrest him, the Associated Press reports. 

Police were called to Mc Donald's after getting a report that the man was intoxicated at the party and passed out. Alger began making a scene when the children's mother arrived and order his kids to ''bite the officers' faces off".

Alger already had a misdemeanor warrant and previous charges of obstructing a police officer.

Officers had to use a taser on Alger to subdue him. In doing so, the suspect kicked an officer in the face. A second taser was deployed and Alger was brought under control.

Alger faces charges his original warrant charges and second-degree assault on a police officer. In most cases, the punishments are usually increased when a crime is committed against a police officer performing duties to preserve public order, promote public safety, and prevent and detect crime.

Typically, states will most states will enhance the fine and jail time punishment. Under some state laws, assault on a police officer will be elevated to aggravated assault.

Alger also was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.

In general, resisting arrest is a term used to describe a criminal charge against someone who opposes a lawful arrest.

Resting arrest typically involves, eluding a police officer attempting to arrest an individual, using or threatening to use force during an arrest or providing false identification to an officer. 

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