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Angry Pennsylvania mayoral candidate tased, arrested on burglary charge

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Posted at 7:26 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 20:26:32-04

On election night on Tuesday at about 7:45 p.m. officers responded for an out of control man damaging property with a hammer. Upon arrival, the suspect was identified as 33-year-old Scott Robinson, candidate for the Republican nomination for mayor of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Robinson is alleged to have tried to force his way into a home and had to be physically removed by the residents. In an angry tirade, Robinson then used a hammer to cause severe damage to the storm door of the same residence he tried to enter.

Prior to police arrival, Robinson was yelling and screaming at people in the vicinity during the disturbance. When officers attempted to take Robinson into custody, he resisted and a Taser had to be used to subdue him.

He was transported to the Central Booking Center at Cumberland County Prison where he was arraigned on burglary, criminal trespass, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief charges. His bail was set at $75,000.

Robinson garnered enough votes to win the GOP nomination for mayor. He will face incumbent Mayor Tim Scott, who won the Democratic nomination Tuesday night, in the fall general election.