BAY ST. LOUIS -- Police used a stun gun to subdue a man who broke into a post office on U.S. 90 and then tried to assault them with a fire extinguisher, Police Chief Mike De Nardo said.
John Paul Mitchell, 26, broke through the glass front door about 12:18 a.m. Friday, triggering a silent alarm, De Nardo said in a news release.
Mitchell was walking from the back of the post office in the mail-sorting area and refused to comply with officers' commands so an officer used a Taser to get him under control, De Nardo said.
Police notified postal inspectors, who may pursue federal charges. De Nardo said the cost to repair damage was not immediately available.
Police arrested Mitchell, of Blue Meadow Road, on charges of burglary, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
He was held at the Hancock County jail on bonds that total $11,000.
De Nardo said a court date on the felony charge is set for Feb. 19.