Once again two individuals caught committing a crime evidently decided to physically confront an arresting police officer. All citizens are required to obey a lawful command from a police officer whether they agree with the command or not. Shoplifting is a crime that the police are authorized to make an arrest of those who shoplift. It is against the law to confront a police officer with any type of weapon or device used as a weapon. Doing so most likely will escalate into death or serious injury to the individuals attacking an officer. All of the aforementioned can be avoided by not confronting an officer, obeying a lawful command from the police. Police work is dangerous. An officer must defend the public citizens, his own life and his weapon. Physically confronting a police officer creates a very dangerous situation. Obeying commands from the police does not lead to people being shot.