Swing and a miss: Drunk man tries punching Duluth officer trying to get him home

A Duluth man who had too much to drink is now facing charges.

Police say they were called to reports of a heavily intoxicated man in the hallway of an apartment building. When officers got there, they found a shirtless man trying to get into an apartment that wasn’t his.

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The officers escorted the man back to his own apartment, but when they got to his front door, he threw a punch at one of the officers. The officer expertly ducked under the punch.

In newly released body camera footage, a woman can be heard asking the man to “please” come back into the apartment with her.


Officers were able to subdue the 33-year-old man and arrest him.

They have not released his identity, but say he is facing felony obstruction and public drunkenness charges.

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