Man Tased, arrested following Blockbuster argument

EASTBROOK — An argument over the purchase of a Blockbuster movie subscription service led to the Tasing and arrest of an Eastbrook man.

Deputy Ben Astbury arrested Cary Hillock, 44, on charges of domestic violence terrorizing. Hillock also has been charged with disorderly conduct and threatening display of a weapon.

Police were called to Hillock’s McDevitt Lane residence Saturday at 7:33 p.m.

Hillock allegedly flipped over a bed, smashed a television and threatened to shoot his girlfriend’s car, according to an arrest warrant affidavit written by Deputy Jacob Day. Hillock was armed with a Savage 16-gauge shotgun.

The girlfriend had hid in a bedroom closet until police arrived and coaxed her and her dog out of the house.

Lt. Pat Kane was able to get Hillock to put down his weapon and leave the house. However, that’s where the cooperation ended.

Day states in the affidavit that Astbury had to use a Taser twice while the three officers tried to get Hillock in handcuffs and into a cruiser.

The argument between Hillock and his girlfriend started when they returned home from camp. She ordered a Blockbuster subscription, which was to cost $10.

Hillock allegedly started screaming that the subscription would cost $250 a month and ordered the woman to leave the house, at which point he allegedly flipped the bed and smashed the TV.

The woman wasn’t injured save cutting her hand while retrieving her car keys from a trash can.

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Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

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