Suspect bathes security guard in hot coffee, threatens officers with knife

TULSA, Okla. – A man led Tulsa police on a foot pursuit after a confrontation with a convenience store security guard.

Gerald Cunningham showed up at a convenience store that police say he was banned from visiting.

According to the security guard, Cunningham began stealing items before he confronted the suspect.

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When the security guard approached Cunningham, Tulsa police say an argument broke out. The suspect allegedly threw hot coffee at the security guard, hitting him in the face, before fleeing.

Officers located Cunningham near the convenience store at 12th and Boulder. The suspect did not comply with officers and attempted to outrun them.

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According to Tulsa PD, officers tried to utilize a taser along with bean bag rounds. Unfortunately, Cunningham still refused to comply.

At that point, the suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and told police, “If you shoot me again, I will stab you.” (Tulsa Police Department)

Officers managed to apprehend Cunningham following a foot pursuit and arrested him at 7th and Cincinnati.

According to the Tulsa County Jail, Cunningham’s combined bonds total $51,000. The suspect was arrested for five counts of non-domestic assault with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, and obstruct/interfering with a police officer. (Tulsa Police Department’s Facebook, image courtesy of Tulsa Count Jail)

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