The Atlanta security guard and mall manager whose viral videos of him shocking several people with a Taser gun has been arrested on a battery charge. This comes just one day after Darien Long was let go from his job at downtown Atlanta’s Metro Mall after management said they could no longer afford to keep him as the facility’s onsite manager.
According to the AJC, Long was arrested Thursday and charged with battery after getting into a fight with another person at Metro Mall. He remained behind bars at the Fulton County Jail on $2,000 bond early Friday.
Long reportedly tried to eject the man from the mall for trespassing after telling the man in the past that he was banned from the mall. Police initially detained but did not arrest the man. They arrested Long a short time later after police said video of the altercation shows Long being the aggressor, running towards the man and tackling him to the ground.