Neighbor helps Pasco County deputy subdue violent attacker

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Posted at 6:30 PM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 02:24:30-04

Jordan Caraballo did not want to put his hands on the wall or do anything a Pasco Sheriff’s Deputy told him to do.

The deputy came to a Lutz home to check on domestic disturbance report Monday.

Witnesses said Caraballo threw a large mirror at a family member, then tried to break in through a side window.

Neighbor Ray Johnson saw it happening and called 911.

When the deputy got there, and Caraballo resisted and the fight was on.

But as you can see in the deputy’s body camera video, Johnson who just happens to run a security training company, jumps in to help.

“I didn’t jump in because the officer needed help. I jumped in to help the officer,” he said.

Johnson’s business 77-Alpha, specializes in building church security teams, recognizing violent behavior before it happens, and dealing with an active shooter.

He’s also an Air Force veteran.

“My training kicked in when I saw somebody resisting arrest. I jumped in to help the officer stop it as fast as possible so it didn’t go south.”

Investigators said Caraballo also broke a family members cell phone when they tried to call 911 for help.

He’s facing charges including battery on a law enforcement officer.

Johnson said it was second nature for him to help, and everyone should be ready to help when the time comes. 

“Be a good witness. If you don’t have training, I don’t recommend you jumping in. You can make the situation worse and get in the officers way.”

Deputies aren’t saying what might have caused the confrontation.