On Tuesday, a Florida prison inmate tried to strangle a prison guard with a towel and was taken down by a group of fellow inmates, saving the guard’s life as captured on video.
Kiondre Zachery, 22, was in the Hillsborough County Department of Detention Services prison serving a sentence for burglary when he chose to attack 31-year-old prison guard Deputy D. Hernandez while in a jail pod packed with over 72 other inmates.
Zachery was captured on video wrapping the towel around the deputy’s neck as the deputy struggled. Zachery then began punching the guard after the guard broke free. This was the moment when several fellow inmates jumped in and pounded Zachery down.
Zachery has been charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer over the incident and moved to an isolation cell.
The local sheriff’s office issued this statement:
“Due to the overall professionalism and respect that detention deputies display towards the inmates on a daily basis, the inmates came to the deputy’s aid preventing the deputy from being seriously injured. This incident highlights the extreme danger the men and women working at the face every day.
It also shows that because most inmates know that the deputies inside the pods are not adversaries and are treated fairly and with respect.”
H/T: Daily Mail UK
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