Karl "Jack" Frost, Arrested After His "Citizen's Arrest" of Jogger, Struggles With "Inner Demons;" Rages in 911 Call
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Karl "Jack" Frost, who tried to make a "citizen's arrest" of a jogger last week in Gilbert, told police he struggles with "inner demons" now that he's no longer a police officer.
Frost believes he was right to restrain the 52-year-old jogger, but police arrested him after the morning dust-up on suspicion of unlawful imprisonment and other charges.
His explosive anger can be heard in a recording of the call he made to 911 while holding on to the victim. Check out the call at the bottom of this post.
As Frost explained to us last week, he was a London Metropolitan police officer for 14 years before moving to Arizona a few years ago and becoming a U.S. citizen.
In a police report obtained by New Times, Frost, 47, is quoted as telling a police officer he spent nine years in the British Special Air Services before becoming a SWAT officer in London.
"Karl told me he had been trained his entire life to meet conflict with violence, which was creating a problem now that he was a civilian," the report states. "Karl said he 'struggled with inner demons' over the ability to enforce laws as he used to."
That seems to explain a few things.
Like why Karl, who goes by "Jack," decided to confront a man for something as petty as unlawfully jogging in a bike lane. And why Frost decided to restrain the man until police arrived. And perhaps even why, in 2005, Frost ended up being Tasered by Chandler police in his home after a squabble with his wife.
Frost told us on Friday that he didn't make a citizen's arrest because the guy was jogging in a bike lane, but because the jogger "shoved" him.
However, statements by Frost in the police report and the 911 call make it clear that Frost was enraged over the fact that the man, Kevin Thompson, was running in the bike lane. According to the report, it wasn't until after Frost was arrested that he mentioned the alleged "assault" by Thompson.