Suspected credit union robber puts up a fight

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SAN DIEGO — A man suspected of robbing a University Heights credit union office Thursday allegedly refused to cooperate with officers who detained him nearby, forcing them to zap him with an electric stun gun in order to take him into custody.

The robbery at the California Coast branch office in the 4400 block of Park Boulevard occurred shortly before noon, according to San Diego police.

A short time later, officers spotted a pedestrian matching the robber’s description a few blocks to the south.

The man, later identified as 62-year-old Donald Earnhart, allegedly wouldn’t comply with the patrol personnel, prompting them to shock him with the non-lethal compliance device.

Earnhart was taken to a hospital for an evaluation before being booked into county jail on suspicion of robbery, SDPD Officer Frank Cali said.