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Stafford deputies take down karate-class intruder
BY KEITH EPPS
A Stafford County man was jailed Wednesday after he interrupted a karate class with some bizarre behavior, authorities said.
Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said the man walked into Hampton’s Karate at 282 Deacon Road about 7:30 p.m. and disrupted a children’s class.
Kennedy said the man was yelling, being combative, displaying karate moves and at one point grabbed one of the students. He refused repeated requests to leave.
The Sheriff’s Office was called, and the children and most of the parents were outside by the time deputies arrived. Several fathers remained inside to help keep the intruder at bay.
Kennedy said the man was “flailing about” as deputies told him to get on his knees.
He moved further back, threw down a bag he was carrying, took off his headphones and assumed a fighting stance.
He continued to ignore the deputies’ orders and he was finally handcuffed, Kennedy said.
The man continued to resist, and it took several deputies to get him into a police cruiser, Kennedy said.
Pacifique Sedarenzi, 22, who lives in that area, was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and assault and battery. He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
No one was injured, Kennedy said.