Without the key, handcuffs cannot be removed and so the handcuffed person is unable to move his or her wrists more than a few centimetres/inches apart, making many tasks difficult or impossible.
Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Aug. 26, 2011.
Gas Station Car Jacking
A man was carjacked at gunpoint at a Valero gas station on the corner of Town East Blvd and Military Pkwy in Mesquite Thursday night. Two Hispanic men waited for the driver of the car to come out of the store, then demanded his keys at gunpoint and stole his black Dodge pickup truck. Police found the truck a short time later at a nearby elementary school.
Student Hit By Car
An eighth grade student from Ousely Junior High was struck by a car driven by a senior from Seguin High School Friday morning. He was taken to Cook Children's hospital with a broken arm and some scrapes and bruises.
Assistant Principle Tased
An assistant principal at Cedar Hill High School, Anthony Taylor (pictured right) was arrested in Desoto Thursday night for allegedly assaulting a police officer. Desoto police were called to a disturbance at a meeting of the Candle Meadow homeowners association. When they tried to break up a verbal argument between Taylor and another man, Taylor allegedly struck one of the officers. Taylor was ordered to the ground but he refused and was tased. The officer suffered a couple of cracked ribs as a result of the incident. It’s not yet known what started the argument at the HOA meeting. Taylor was charged with assaulting a public servant, assault-offensive contact, resisting arrest and interfering with public duties. He was arraigned this morning and bond was set at $15,350 for the four charges.
Forest Hill Man Stabbed to Death
Police are investigating a stabbing, which resulted in a man’s death Thursday night on the south side of Fort Worth. Police were dispatched to a homeless camp on the 1900 block of South Jennings Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. after receiving a report of an assault. They arrived to find a man who suffered from multiple stab wounds, according to police. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead Friday at 3:25 a.m. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office has identified the man as Robert Bradley, 52, of Forest Hill.
Grand Prairie Officer Involved in Crash
A Grand Prairie police officer was involved in a crash late Thursday while responding to call. The officer was not running lights and a siren at the time, officials said. Read full report here.
Parents Charged in 10-Year-Old's Dehydration Death
Dallas police arrested the father and stepmother of a 10-year-old boy who died of dehydration last month. Johnathan James died July 25 after he was found unresponsive in his home in the 5500 block of Elmleaf Court. Read full report here.