VIDEO: Armed Robber, James McCarthy, Rides The Lightning Face-First To The Pavement

James McCarthy got to ride the lightning straight to the pavement.

James McCarthy got to ride the lightning straight to the pavement.

James McCarthy Gets Tased Off Car After Robbing Store

Greenwood, Indiana – Armed robbery suspect, James McCarthy, got dropped head-first onto the pavement when he was tased following a pursuit in Greenwood (video below.)

The incident started Thursday night at Discount Tobacco on Fry Road. James McCarthy, 26, entered the tobacco shop with a gun and ordered the clerk to give him money, according to The Indy Channel.

During the robbery, McCarthy attacked the clerk, causing injuries which required the clerk to be transported to the hospital. The exact nature of the injuries has not been released.

The robber collected the money from the cash register and then carjacked a vehicle outside of the store.

Officers located the vehicle as it was driving in a nearby neighborhood, and James McCarthy fled in the stolen vehicle. During the pursuit, McCarthy drove through several yards, hit parked cars, and almost hit a house and a pedestrian.

The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle struck a pickup truck at the intersection of Fry Rd and US 31.

Officers held McCarthy at gunpoint while shouting orders to him, but not a single damn was given by McCarthy. The suspect climbed up on top of his vehicle and started taunting the police.

Knowing that they were dealing with a dangerous armed robber, the officers finally advanced on the suspect with their guns drawn, and then one of the officers deployed their Taser.

The suspect nose-dived off of the car, and his head hit the pavement so hard the the sound was picked up by the bystander recording hundreds of feet away.

James McCarthy was taken to the hospital and medically cleared before being booked into jail. He faces charges of:

  • Robbery resulting in serious bodily injury
  • Robbery taking property by force or threatening to use force
  • Criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon
  • Resisting law enforcement

You can see the video of the incident below. Viewer discretion advised:

  • george orwell

    The “fish flop” was too hilarious.

  • Sober Progressive


    • Scott O. I

      9.5 for the landing by itself!

      • Jason Smith

        7/10!!! He didn’t keep his legs together…

        • Jon J: NY G-Men in 18

          Nah. He stuck it. I’m going w/ 9/10

        • jennifer

          Bahahahaha you’re right.

      • Ralph Stevenson

        Scott……….U as nuts as I am. Love it!

  • Frank


  • chuck334

    Would have rather seen the dog have lunch.

    • William Walter Wong Hollis

      that’d probably just make the poor dog sick…. tazer worked fine to avoid that.

      • jennifer

        i’m a dog lover but damn, that barking was about to make me want em to tase the dog.

        • Jess M

          I agree! The whole time I kept thinking, “Will someone please shut that dog up?”

  • flybyKnight41

    He’ll be back terrorizing the public in 2-3 years.

    • it won’t take that long knowing our justice system.

  • OldNYFirefighter

    Can’t harm someone with no working brain in his head.

  • jamesor1

    Notice that store sign in the background. I bet that concrete was firmer. Great takedown. He does all the damage to himself.

  • Thomas Lalor

    SHOCKING!!! AhAhAhaHahhhaHAhahahHHAhahHah

  • Tzila
  • Pushed to the limit

    Democrats again………

  • Fultzy

    another “gentle giant” takes a pavement header as the local BLM chapter condemns police

    • Jon J: NY G-Men in 18


  • apetrainer

    I’m just glad there’s a place where white boys can get jobs.

  • Jeff Taylor

    Now taxpayers are burdened with clothing and feeding him for years. What about that store clerk?

  • Tonya Parnell


  • Đ₳VɆ ₮ⱧɆ ł₦₣łĐɆⱠ

    Should charge him with destruction of public property also. That friggin’ hard head of his probably cracked the pavement when he hit. That’s one mugshot I’d like to see after the faceplant he took. Bwahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • whorton

    Thats too damn funny. . . .

  • a_bone_2_pick
  • IndyMason

    I give him a 7.5


      I think he really stuck the landing…Gota give him a 10…!

  • Scott O. I

    Take a ride baby!!!!

  • Draco

    Someone should have shot that dog!……….and fired his dumb handler

    And that guy no way need to be tasered at that point.

    • jennifer

      you mean someone should have climbed up on the van to gently pull the idiot down??
      no… and he had a gun so could have been in his pocket.
      I think taser was perfect…

    • Carl F Bruschnig Jr

      They should have drained the batteries on the tazer . . .

    • Ralph Stevenson

      yeah he did.

  • Knights Hawk

    I bet that left a mark.

  • mark white

    BLM will say the cops used unnecessary force.

  • Mario Montano

    Feel good video of the day!

  • Terry H

    I just love a story with a happy ending!