A celebrity bodyguard who has provided protection to Beyonce, Lady Gaga and others, dies after being struck by a taser. Authorities are investigating an altercation involving Norman Oosterbroek and police from the Miami-Dade police department.
Oosterbroek, 43, of Pinecrest, was involved in the incident on Sept. 2 after police responded to a call at a nearby home on his street. Sources said Oosterbroek was the owner of the security company RAD.
The problems began when 47-year-old Christiane Jung heard noises inside her home. When she went to inspect, she was confronted by a naked Oosterbroek, police said.
A verbal fight between Oosterbroek and homeowner Markus Jung escalated into a violent confrontation, during which Oosterbroek swallowed an unknown substance, police said.
When police arrived they found both men in a fight. Oosterbroek became aggressive with the officers, who asked him to stop and tried to take him into custody.
He violently struggled with them, and in order to subdue him, he was shocked with a Taser, police said.
He was taken to a hospital and was later pronounced dead.
“It’s possible that he may have been under some type of a narcotics. Again, he was observed swallowing, ingesting some kind of substance, unknown substance that is,” Miami-Dade Police spokesman Det. Javier Baez said of Oosterbroek.
News of the encounter shocked neighbors like Julia Brinck, who said the story makes no sense.
“I would like to know what really happened, because I don’t understand why a naked man is going inside a house and for what,” she said.