A 19-year-old man panhandling in a Hemet store parking lot allegedly became combative when a patrolman attempted to take him into custody, culminating in the officer punching the suspect, authorities said Tuesday.

Edmund Franklin of Hemet was arrested Monday on suspicion of resisting arrest, attempting to disarm a peace officer and trespassing. He was booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta, but bail information was not immediately available.

Franklin’s arrest was captured via a witness’s mobile phone about 4:15 p.m. Monday outside a store in the 200 block of East Stetson Avenue. The video was instantly shared and circulated via social media, prompting a statement by Hemet police spokesman Capt. Glen Brock.

According to Brock, Franklin had been asking money from shoppers earlier in the day, and when employees asked him to leave the location, he became “aggressive,” at which point the store managers called 911.

Officers located and told the suspect “that he was trespassing and needed to leave,” Brock said.

“Mr. Franklin was also advised that if he returned, he would be subject to arrest for trespassing,” the captain said, adding that the young man left the property.

However, he returned a half-hour later, and officers were requested to return to the parking lot to deal with him, according to Brock.

“The first responding officer approached Franklin and attempted to detain him for a trespass violation when a use of force occurred,” Brock said.

The eyewitness video shows the suspect struggling with the officer as the lawman tries to handcuff him. In the ensuing tussle, the patrolman throws a punch to Franklin’s face, not appearing to faze him.

After several minutes, the officer wrestles the suspect to the ground and cuffs him. No injuries were reported.

“We are reviewing the incident to include the social media posts and the officer’s body-worn camera video,” the captain said. “This incident, like any use of force incident involving a Hemet police officer, is taken seriously and will be thoroughly investigated.”

Anyone with information was asked to contact the police department at 951-765-2473.

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