NORWALK — An assistant coach of the Darien High School football team was arrested early Thursday morning after failing a field sobriety test and getting into a drunken scuffle with officers, police said. Officer Michelle McSally observed Garnett’s black Jeep Grand Cherokee driving past her at a high rate of speed and making a rumbling sound as if it had a flat tire on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk at 12:41 a.m., police said. She attempted to stop the vehicle and drove past one of the Grand Cherokee’s tires, which was lying in the roadway, according to police. The vehicle stopped on the corner of Connecticut and Fairfield avenues and as McSally was approaching the vehicle, she observed Garnett moving things around in his car as if he was trying to conceal contraband, police said.
Garnett, who had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, told the officer he lives “right around the corner,” police said. He was asked if he knew his rear tire was missing, and he said he was headed to the gas station to fill the tire with air, according to police. McSally radioed for backup, and Garnett was asked to step out of the vehicle to perform a field sobriety tests, police said. After failing two of the field sobriety tests, Garnett said there was “no way” he could perform the third test, which required standing on one leg, according to police. McSally tried to place him under arrest, and Garnett, who is 6-feet-2 and weighs 240 pounds, kicked her, police said. He continued resisting and flinging his arms and was punched twice in the face by one officer, according to police.
Garnett had to be Tasered twice before officers could subdue him, police said. He was taken via ambulance to Norwak Hospital to be treated for the injuries he sustained while struggling with police, according to police. Although he was handcuffed to a bed at the hospital, Garnett’s unruly behavior continued, police said. Garnett’s tried to kick a camera out of the hands of an officer who was trying to document the assistant high school football coach’s injuries, police said. He also repeatedly called one officer a child, according to police. A doctor said he would have to administer sedatives to Garnett if his unruly behavior continued, and Garnett agreed to calm down, police said. Still, he harassed a group of male nurses, telling them, “You must be a real Tommy tough nuts,” according to police.
Bro, your face, woof. Did those cops give you a black eye or remove your eye all together? Your grill totally sucks right now. Hair looks decent, but that mug…puke! Well I mean there is a silver lining I suppose. You get to wear a sweet eye patch. That’s a plus. Sure you may have a mashed potato face and you’ll probably lose your job and you’ll definitely have a criminal record, but you still get the eye patch. Be thankful for that. Because it’s just not the same if you wear an eye patch when you don’t actually need it. People ask you whatsup with your eye and you’re like “nothing, just rocking a patch for fun.” Society is weird about that, like if you’re taking oxycontin without an injury. But with that bubble on your face, you’re an eyepatch’s target market. You’re about to have so much fun freaking people out. Like oh, what is this eye patch for? It’s for THIS! And then you take it off and little kids flee in horror. Awesome Halloween gag. Actually couldn’t have picked a better time to get beat up by the cops. Perfect scheduling, really.
PS – McSally is such a chick cop name. Way to have an intimidating police presence, McSally.