Taser Proves Ineffective as Police Try to Arrest Alleged Winnipeg Car Thief

February 2, 2019 12:03 PM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police had to Taser a man twice Thursday after they say he stole a running car from the 1100 block of Main Street.

Police say the compact hatchback was left unattended just after noon from outside of a restaurant when the alleged thief got in.

Officers caught up to the vehicle in the area of Salter Avenue and Bannerman Avenue about 30 minutes later, where it was observed parked behind a home in the 100 block of Lansdowne Avenue.

Police tried to arrest the man, but he became aggressive. A Taser was used, but was ineffective in subduing the suspect. Police say the man then took his shirt off and a Taser was fired a second time, which was also ineffective. The suspect then forced his way into a nearby home and attempted to hide.


After a brief struggle, he was finally taken into custody. The man whose home the suspect entered declined to press break and enter charges, saying that he knew the suspect.

Marvin Jure Maric, 39, has been charged with resisting a peace officer, operation of a conveyance while prohibited and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

Police added that Maric was driving the stolen car wearing a wig, large sunglasses and a hat.

The suspect was also processed for failing to comply with a probation order. He remains in custody.

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