Andrew Grande — better known to his fans as porn star Dustin Michaels — died during the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 12, when police in Panama City, Fla., tasered him while attempting to arrest him.
TheAdvocate.com reports that Grande had apparently gotten into an argument with a female friend with whom he was riding. He made her let him get out of the car at a hotel parking lot and then pushed her when she followed him. Someone called the police, and when they arrived, Grande reportedly tried to swallow a plastic bag of marijuana.
What happened next was caught on video by a camera crew with TruTV. The graphic video shows Grande fighting back as officers wrestled him to the ground and tried to handcuff him. It shows one of the officers shooting Grande with a taser gun, and it shows Grande immediately beginning to choke, reaching down his own throat to try and dislodge the bag and frantically trying to signal his predicament to the officers.
The video also shows the officers trying desperately to help, administering the Heimlich manuever and doing anything else they could. But to no avail. Grande was taken by ambulance to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Here’s the video. But be warned, it is pretty disturbing stuff.