Karl "Jack" Frost, Arrested After His "Citizen's Arrest" of Jogger, Struggles With "Inner Demons;" Rages in 911 Call
After he was told he was under arrest on suspicion of assault, disorderly conduct and unlawful imprisonment, Frost yelled "bullshit" and said he was the one who'd been assaulted.
"Karl claimed he rode past Kevin and Kevin nudged him with his shoulder, causing him to fall off his bike," the report states. Frost added, though, that he hadn't really fallen off the bike - he'd just been forced to put a foot down. He admitted to grabbing Thompson around the neck "in a sort of headlock," then holding his arm as Thompson "was yelling at him to get away and attempting to flee by running."
Later, at the police station while getting fingerprinted, Frost calmed down and made the statement about struggling with "inner demons," the report says. Frost was booked into jail and released on bond.
He's still is ticked off at Gilbert police for arresting him and seizing his handgun. He accuses police of trying to smear him in a press release last week that mentioned his "prior felony arrest" and the possibility that he might not be allowed to own a gun.
Fact is, Frost isn't a prohibited possessor -- he even has a state-issued concealed-weapons permit, which wouldn't have been issued without a background check. He also isn't a convicted felon.
He was, however, arrested in 2005 in connection with a suspected aggravated assault on a Chandler police officer.
In that incident, Frost's wife, Alisha, called police during a heated argument with Frost. While two officers were in their home, Frost allegedly grabbed the arm of an officer and wouldn't let go, causing another cop to hit him with two five-second bursts of a Taser. Frost said he was just trying to get his identification, which was in the kitchen, and which one of the cops had asked him to retrieve.
No charges were filed in the incident. In 2007, Frost filed a federal complaint against the Chandler Police Department but later dropped the case voluntarily.
He tells New Times he's legally barred from talking about the case and why he dropped it.
Frost is sticking by his account about the jogger shoving him, and tells New Times he still feels like he was in the right.
We'll update this post if prosecutors move forward with criminal charges.
Meantime, Frost says he's disillusioned with the country he nows calls home. He says he left England because his American wife didn't want to live there. But the police here can't be trusted, he maintains.
He's right, at least sometimes, about the latter part -- but we'd still rather be arrested by a police officer, if it ever came to that..
Below: The 911 call