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Police: Oklahoma City man arrested for tasing, pepper spraying roommate

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Courtesy: Oklahoma County Jail

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City man was arrested after police say he pepper sprayed and tased his roommate.

On Wednesday, officers were called to a home in the 2900 block of N.W. 16th St. on a disturbance.

Authorities say 51-year-old Jay Fanning called police, saying he got into a fight with an “intoxicated friend.” He also told officers that he had to tase and pepper spray his friend.

According to the police affidavit, Fanning is an armed security guard at a nearby apartment complex. It says he is CLEET certified and carries a handgun and taser.

When officers arrived, they say Fanning told him that everything was fine until his roommate began drinking.

“[Fanning] mentioned [victim] becomes angry when he drinks and that after he had drank he began to “harass him.” [Fanning] said [victim] started to “poke him with his finger.” [Fanning] tried to remain calm but [victim] continued to poke him and “get in his face,” the police affidavit reads. ” It was at this time [Fanning] told me “I had to defend myself, so I tased him in the chest.” [Victim] did not go down with the taser so [Fanning] then sprayed pepper spray in [victim’s] face.”

When speaking with the victim, authorities say they realized he had felony warrants out for his arrest.

“Once [victim] was notified of his warrants, he began to “get crazy” and seize up, yelling “I’m having a seizure sweet baby Jesus in his manger,” the police report states.

Fanning was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon.

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