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Man in restroom uses stun gun on Halifax lounge worker

05/18/2012 12:40 EDT | Updated 07/18/2012 05:12 EDT

A night on the town had a shocking ending early Friday when a man allegedly used a stun gun on a Halifax lounge worker after he was caught in a restroom stall with a woman.

Police said the incident happened at the Grafton Lounge around 2 a.m.

The employee found the couple inside a stall in the men's washroom and asked them to leave.

"We would just say they were engaged in a somewhat private affair that probably would be best suited for another location, other than a bathroom stall," said Const. Brian Palmeter of the Halifax Regional Police.

Police said the man then pulled out a "conductive energy weapon" and used it on the employee.

Other staff in the restaurant restrained the suspect until police arrived.

Police said he then spit on an officer while he was being searched, and they found crack cocaine on the man. Palmeter said police are seeing more criminals using the prohibited handheld stun guns.

Ronald Alfonso Brown, 21, is facing several charges, including:

- Possession of a weapon.

- Possession of a prohibited weapon.

- Assault with a weapon.

- Assaulting a police officer.

- Drug possession.

He appeared in provincial court Friday.

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