Photo: LATINO BLOTTER: Fingerprint Scanner Keeps Failing, Annoyed Inmate Punches Officer
At some point everyone has to experience the frustration of something like a printer, fax machine, or scanner not working, but when a fingerprint scanner at an Arizona police station malfunctioned, one alleged criminal took his frustration out on the an officer.
On July 14, 35-year-old Salmineo Romero was arrest by a Casa Grande police officer for misdemeanor warrants.
While at the station, the officer booking Romero ran into trouble with the fingerprint scanner and had to restart the process a number of times.
After awhile, Romero reportedly “had enough” and actually swung at the officer, hitting him in the nose.
Two officers were able to subdue Romero with help of a stun gun and the inmate, who had been brought in on misdemeanor warrants, is now facing a much more serious charge of aggravated assault on an officer.
He is currently being held at Arizona’s Pinal county Jail.
ABC 15 has exclusive footage of the annoyance-turned-assault.