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Cops: 'Out of Control' Man Threw Saw Blade At Officer

After throwing a blade, East Dover man, 28, attempted to put an officer in a headlock

Police arrested an Ocean County man after they say he threw a blade from a circular saw at an officer.

Ptl. Nate Williams arrived at a home on Windsor Drive in Toms River's East Dover section to find 28-year-old William Koutouzis "out of control," kicking a boat and screaming, according to a statement from police.

As the officer approached him, Koutouzis attempted to leave the area by entering a back yard, according to the statement, then picked up a nine inch circular saw blade from a table in the yard and raised it in a threatening manner preparing to throw it towards the officer. 

Williams used quick thinking by dispensing aerosol pepper spray, according to police, at which point the saw blade was thrown, missing the officer, and hitting the house. 

As the officer attempted to subdue him, police said, Koutouzis began to throw punches and put the officer in a headlock. Williams eventually took control of Koutouzis and handcuffed him with the assistance of Pt. Mike Gallipoli, who had just arrived on the scene.

"The officers are to be commended for using their quick thinking and training to prevent any injuries to the suspect or themselves," said Chief Mitch Little.

Koutouzis was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of a weapon. He was released on a criminal summons to appear in court at a future date.

A mugshot was not available.
baylady January 24, 2014 at 01:14 PM
No, of course not! I never said it was normal behavior. I was just saying that sometimes people need a little understanding and need to be given a break, that's all. That someday and that person could be you at some point in your life, you never know! Also, note that there was no picture of this person. The cops could have really roughed him up and I suppose they would have been warranted in this situation, but not to the point of putting him in the hospital if there was a better way, and apparently they found a better way and I applaud them!
john January 24, 2014 at 03:15 PM
Kathleen....trying to hit a cop, throwing a sharp blade at a cop and then trying to put a cop in a headlock is not a normal stable person....would of been nice if the cops gave him an ass whipping..something his parents never gave him to teach him to behave and to have some respect.
love January 24, 2014 at 04:19 PM
Wait, Wait did I hear right, they let him go.... He's not under arrested anymore.. how come... ????? he went home the same night.. or day..
love January 24, 2014 at 04:29 PM
I agree with you John
read bull January 25, 2014 at 11:02 AM
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