Lincoln police used a Taser to subdue a man they say became combative after being caught urinating in an alley Saturday morning.
An officer approached 36-year-old Curtis Holmstedt near South 13th and O streets shortly after 2 a.m. He told the officer he did not have any identification, but the officer noticed a wallet in his pants pocket along with the clip of a pocket knife. When the officer tried to arrest Holmsted, he resisted. Additional officers arrived as the struggle continued.
When Holmstedt kept reaching toward the pocket and ignoring orders to keep his hands away, a Taser was deployed. The knife was found in the street, apparently falling out of his pocket during the altercation.
Holmstedt was cited for urinating in public, failure to comply and resisting arrest.