Man runs through football game to escape police - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Man runs through football game to escape police; threatens officer after arrest

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Todd Brown (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections) Todd Brown (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A Sunday afternoon football game had to take an unexpected timeout when an armed man ran through the game while trying to escape from police.

It happened around 5:45 p.m. Aug. 7 at Flaget Field at 4425 Greenwood Avenue. According to the arrest report, police were searching for 19-year-old Todd Brown when he was spotted loitering inside the park.

As an officer approached Brown, he took off running, disrupting the game and causing players and spectators to run for cover.

When officers caught Brown near the main gate, they found a loaded .45 caliber HighPoint semi-automatic pistol.

As Brown was being booked into Metro Corrections, the arrest slip says he began singing a rap song about how he was a dangerous gang member. He allegedly told police he would "beat this charge just like I beat the murder charge. Nobody will snitch on me."

Brown also allegedly told the arresting officer: "When I get out, I'm gonna snipe you."

When the arresting officer told Brown he was going to charge him with terroristic threatening, Brown allegedly said: "I'm going to catch you out on Greenwood and POOF!"

Brown refused to say what he meant by the comment, replying "I take the Fifth" when asked to clarify.

Brown is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, loitering, fleeing or evading police, disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening.

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