A Georgia man who's paralyzed from the waist down zip tied and stunned an exotic dancer after she refused to have sex with him, police said.
Johnnie Thompson, 31, from DeKalb County, asked the dancer to come over as entertainment for a party on July 10, DeKalb County Police spokesperson Shiera Campbell told Oxygen.com.
"She was going to come and dance," Campbell said, "but when she got there it was just him."
That's when the confrontation became violent. Thompson allegedly pulled out a Taser and a handgun and forced the dancer into a back bedroom, according to WSB-TV in Atlanta. The room was set up with video cameras and computers, and police said Thompson forced the girl to undress. Then, he allegedly demanded sex and forced her to zip tie her own feet. When she refused to have sex with him, he shot her with the stun gun, police said.
“He fired at her, not once, but twice, in her chest,” DeKalb County Police Det. Chris Tappan told WSB-TV. “She started to struggle with her captor. He pulled out a handgun and fired two shots at her.”
The woman pushed Thompson out the door of the bedroom and cut herself free, police said. She escaped through a window and then fled on foot.
"She was able to call police and run away," Campbell said. "She was running down the street partially clothed."
The barbs from the stun gun were still in her chest, police said, when they found her. They went to Thompson's house - which he shares with his parents - to speak with him.
When police questioned Thompson, he told them the dancer "went crazy," according to WSB-TV and that he was simply defending himself.
He was arrested and charged with false imprisonment and aggravated assault.
Campbell said that Thomson was involved in another violent incident with another exotic dancer in April but the dancer eventually declined to press charges.
When police searched Thomson's house they found a machete and more zip ties. There may very well be more victims out there, police said.
Thompson was booked into the DeKalb County jail and later released, according to jail records.
[Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office]
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