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Thomas Gibson

DUI Arrest Video

'STOP RESISTING'

1/8/2013 11:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It took 5 fully-grown police officers to wrestle "Dharma & Greg" star Thomas Gibson to the ground during his DUI bust in L.A. this weekend ... and TMZ has the crazy arrest video.

We broke the story ... cops believe an intoxicated Gibson tried to drive his Audi SUV through a part of downtown L.A. that had been sectioned off for a nighttime half-marathon around 1 AM on Sunday morning. 

The footage begins with Gibson standing next to his car speaking with police ... when a bike cop arrives to the scene and screams for the actor to, "Get on the ground, NOW!"

At that point, all of the officers on scene rush toward Gibson and manhandle him to the ground as he yells, "Why?! Why!?"

While Gibson is on the ground, he can be heard telling the cops, "I am NOT resisting ... I am NOT resisting!"

After Gibson is successfully placed in cuffs, the cops help him up and escort him away from his vehicle.

Gibson was eventually taken to a nearby station where he was booked for DUI -- and was released later that day on $15,000 bail.

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Seth Winters    

This Unsub appears to be extremely drunk and think he's a member of the FBI

592 days ago
47.

JesusSaves    

I hope he sues the chit out of them!!! Excessive force!!! Sounds like the cop that pulled who was on his bike was flat out belligerent because he was ignored by Gibson a few minutes earlier. And when he finally reached the scene, he went BONKERS, even though the officers already present had the situation fully under control. I could be wrong, but that's how it appears to have happened based on the info and video. I see a lawsuit coming and rightfully so!

592 days ago
48.

Seth Winters    

This unsub appears to be extremely drunk and thinks he's a member of The FBI

592 days ago
49.

Obamais still aracist    

saw a freind get a ticket for saying obscenities where others can hear. but cops do it all the time oh yeah two sets of rules us vrs them

592 days ago
50.

Loretta Love    

Welcome to America...
Land of the Free...
Home of the POLICE STATE~

592 days ago
51.

bearforce1    

I don't understand why American police do this. Why do they force people to the ground. It just seems unnecessary and barbaric. In Oz rarely do police handcuff people even when they arrest them and they never cuff anyone when just talking to them.

592 days ago
52.

NiptuckNurse85    

They must feel proud beating up Greg from Dharma and Greg....he couldn't be that intimidating he's what a buck fifty maybe...they were bored ass cops

592 days ago
53.

Busybee206    

How could they do hotch like that?! Who was it that said f* da police?!

592 days ago
54.

konoba1970    

Remember gang, the suspicion of DUI was brought by these same nice friendly police officers
so it must be true. One other thing - word going round that he had been waved through first barrier and then stopped further on street. I mean in fairness if he wanted to get away, I'd bet the SUV would have out run the bikes..even fully grown ones. Oh and TMZ, your headline sucks. What ever state he was in, he should use this and sue their asses. Cannot believe US citizens stand for this crap. Go Thomas.

592 days ago
55.

konoba1970    

Here's another thought - aren't TMZ pretty sharp with mugshots?? Why none here. Was he injured? Would not be surprised.

592 days ago
56.

Knowledge Seeker    

Wow, what is this world coming to when a man can be tackled by five cops for standing beside his vehicle? We are talking about a human being here not the FBI agent Gibson plays on Criminal Minds. Perhaps the bicycle cop got his television mixed up with his reality, which wouldn’t be half bad considering CM is an awesome show. In fact, I’m really excited to see what Hotch and the team will be getting into when the show resumes on the 16th. I won’t be home on Wednesday nights, since I work the night shift at DISH, but thankfully my DISH Hopper prevents me from missing a single episode. It’s set to auto-record the big 4 networks during prime time using PrimeTime Anytime; relaxing while catching up on my shows is my favorite weekend activity.

592 days ago
57.

konoba1970    

TG will sure remember this week. He is directing his first episode of Criminal Minds right now :) - yes that's right TMZ the show he has been a lead on for 8 years!

592 days ago
58.

Uncle Rufus    

"Typical" COP move..."STOP RESISTING, STOP RESISTING"!! Yeah...right! It's just an EXCUSE to F you up!!

592 days ago
59.

Northerner    

i hate freaking cops, especially the s*** belly ******* that pull **** like that! why do they take normal people to the ground? its such bull**** and there is no reason for doing it with most people except they want to exert there authority over another person!

what happened to putting someone over a fender and spreading there legs wide, if they are afraid someone will try something its pretty hard to do with legs spread plus if someone goes to move from that position the pig has at least two seconds to respond.

hope thomas sues the **** out of all of them!

592 days ago
60.

Gwen    

Obviously the cops thought Thomas Gibson was black...

592 days ago
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