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Man, 24, chokes female police officer who tried to arrest him

By Mason White 7:18 PM February 21, 2013
Matthew James Tello 

By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) A Female police officer was saved by another officer who arrived in the nick of time, to wrestle the man who was choking her.

A drunk 24-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly tried to strangle a police officer, while resisting arrest after being drunk in public.

Officer Beth McNalley responded to a call. Witnesses reported seeing a belligerent man cruising around on a bicycle. The officer found Matthew James Tello, riding his bike drunk.

Tello, refused to follow the officer’s command to get off the bicycle and repeatedly cursed the officer. McNally was able to get the handcuffs on one hand when Tello grabbed her neck with his free hand to restrict her breathing.

Luckily, another officer arrived just in time and tackled Tello to the ground. McNalley was treated at a nearby hospital and later released, while Tello is facing a series of charges.

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