Police: Suspects Posed As News Crew

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CLEVELAND– Police in Cleveland say two men have been arrested, after they posed as a news crew, then assaulted a man with a stun gun.

Police say the victim told them he was walking through the parking lot of Dairy Mart on Detroit Ave. on Jan. 12, when he was approached by a group of six males.

He claims one of the males came up to him, holding a video camera, asking to interview him for Channel 8 News.

The victim told police he walked away and that’s when someone used a stun gun on him. He says the suspects all ran away.

Police say three of the suspects were later taken into custody. Police say a video camera and a stun gun were found on them.

Two men, Derek Rowell and Herbert Solomon, were then arrested on felonious assault charges.