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FAIRFIELD, Conn. – An employee who caused a disturbance at Whole Foods was Tasered by Fairfield Police Wednesday when he fled the store and ran into rush-hour traffic on I-95. No accidents were reported during the incident.

Managers and witnesses at Whole Foods told police that Tyron Manns-Riddick, 21, of Bridgeport, became unruly during an argument over a schedule change. They said he  knocked over displays and jars and threw bottles, spilling broken glass, pickles, beer and other items across the store, located on Grasmere Avenue.

When police arrived, Manns-Riddick fled on foot. He ran onto the highway and across at least three lanes of traffic. A number of cars swerve out of the way, but no collisions occurred. After repeated requests for him to stop, police fired a Taser into Manns-Riddick's back.

He was charged with a breach of the peace, third-degree criminal mischief, interfering with an officer and reckless endangerment. He posted a $10,000 bond and is due in court Nov. 28.

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