According to Orlando police, officers working off-duty at the theme park were called by Universal Orlando security about a person who was acting irrational -- pacing back and forth, pulling his hair and rubbing his beard -- in front of the theater at Universal CityWalk.
"The security from Universal said that he may have been grabbing a patron. His behavior was completely irrational," Orlando police Sgt. Barb Jones said.
While the man was on the ground, he became non-responsive, police said. The officers performed CPR on the man, who was then taken to the hospital. He died earlier this morning.
Johnson worked for the last several years as the Operations Manager at Crown Shredding in Winter Haven. He told co-workers that he planned to celebrate his birthday in Orlando with a friend from out of town.
We understand that there is surveillance video of this taser-related killing. Our hope is that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, who is investigating this killing, will share the video with the public.
All of the Orlando police officers, one of whom was on patrol and four who were working off-duty, will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.