Troopers: Man threatened to kill Good Samaritan
Alaska State Troopers say a Soldotna man is facing multiple criminal charges after he threatened to kill the person who reportedly saved him after he drove his truck into the ocean.
According to AST's online dispatch, troopers responded to the Clam Gulch Campground for a reported "male who had driven his truck into the ocean an in attempt to harm himself" on Tuesday evening.
A person who was walking on the beach saw the man, who was later identified as 27-year-old Robert Carrol, in the water and went over to rescue him. Once they got to the rescuer's vehicle, Carrol attempted to take it and threatened to kill them, according to troopers.
Carrol was unable to steal the vehicle and walked over to a nearby campground where he went inside someone's tent and stole a cell phone. Troopers say they contacted him as the theft victims chased after him.
Once Carroll's attention was on troopers, he proceeded to threaten them.
"Carrol was carrying a tree branch, approximately 5 inches in diameter in a threatening manner as he came towards Troopers and refused to drop the branch," troopers wrote. "Carroll was tasered and continued to resist arrest."
Carrol was eventually arrested and taken to the hospital for injuries he received in the crash.
He is facing charges of assault in the third-degree, robbery in the second-degree, attempted vehicle theft, theft in the third-degree and disorderly conduct.
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