Caught on camera: 'I'm getting stung, dude!' Police swarmed and stung by angry wasps during chase

Tuesday, 26 September 2023

Seattle police officers were stung by wasps while responding to a call about a potential carjacking.

Newly released bodycam footage shows a police officer disturbing a wasp nest while chasing the suspect.

In the footage, while officers try to apprehend their suspect, one can be heard shouting: "I'm getting stung, dude," as wasps fly noisily around him.

As an officer tries to drag the suspect out of a bush, the video shows his exposed skin covered in the flying insects.

It has been reported the officers suffered multiple wasp stings during the course of the arrest.

According to the Seattle Police Department, the suspect was transported to the hospital for medical treatment and booked into King County Jail later.