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DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines man had to be tased and pepper-sprayed Friday morning after police say he threatened city code enforcement employees with a crowbar.

Police were called to the home at 4115 8th Place a little after 10:00 a.m. Code enforcement employees were at the home to remove a vehicle after receiving numerous complaints about it. They told police the homeowner, Brock Wing, came outside with a crowbar and threatened them.

According to Sgt. Paul Parizek when officers arrived, Wing was very aggressive and still had the crowbar, so the decision was made to use a taser on him. He retreated into the house and police kicked in the door. Officers used pepper spray to subdue Wing and he was taken into custody.

A neighbor tells Channel 13 there have been big problems with Wing in the neighborhood and she is happy he’s now jailed.

Wing is charged three counts of Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon, Harassment and Interference with Official Acts.


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