When Anthony Thomas was arrested following a domestic dispute, he thought he could get the better of the officer booking him at the station – oh boy was he wrong.
As this CCTV footage shows, the 29-year old had been taken to an Ohio police station following his 3am arrest, and as a slightly portly office removed his handcuffs, Thomas can be seen sizing him up.
Then, as officer William Witt sat behind the booking desk and began to enter information on the computer, Thomas took a step back before leaping over the counter and launching an assault on the unsuspecting cop.
Despite being taken by surprise, officer Witt held his own during the resulting scuffle – during which both men landed several punches – but it looked like it could take a turn for the worse when Thomas went for the officer's gun.
However, after another couple of seconds of fighting, Witt was able to grab Thomas in a choke hold and pin him down on the counter as other officers rushed to the scene.
Needless to say, by the time Thomas was outnumbered eight to one, he didn't stand a chance and was pulled off the desk and hauled into custody – where he faced the additional charge of assault on a police officer.
Officer Witt sustained bruising to his face and eye area but suffered no serious injuries.