A Canberra man says he feels "like the biggest idiot" after police had to use a Taser to subdue him, following an incident in which he is accused of putting lives in jeopardy by interrupting a high-risk operation.
Police documents tendered to the ACT Magistrates Court say 11 officers surrounded a house in Theodore on Tuesday afternoon as part of the operation, during which one of them was negotiating with a "highly agitated" man.
As the situation began to de-escalate, police say, Adam Robert James Thompson and Michael Berwick were walking past.
The pair stopped and began shouting about the situation. This distracted the agitated man, who stopped negotiating with police and yelled back as he rose to "a new height of aggression".
Realising that Thompson and Berwick were making their task unnecessarily dangerous and increasingly difficult, police ordered them to move away from the home.
The pair allegedly refused and began arguing with police, causing some officers to divert their attention away from the delicately poised operation.
Thompson is accused of raising his voice at officers, who told him he was under arrest for breaching the peace and started to move him away.
Thompson allegedly resisted arrest repeatedly and called officers names including "c...suckers" and "little bitch" as he fought against them in an attempt to go back towards the house.
Police say Thompson resisted so violently that they needed to stun him with a Taser and pepper spray him before officers managed to lock him in the back of a police vehicle.
Once Thompson had been detained, police were able to peacefully resolve the situation with the agitated man in the house.
Thompson was subsequently charged with resisting and hindering police. He did not enter pleas when he appeared via audio-visual link in the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Prosecutor Kate Hubbard told the court further charges were likely given a police officer had sustained an arm injury during the arrest.
Ms Hubbard said Thompson's criminal history showed a clear disregard for directions, and the court could have no confidence the 24-year-old would abide by bail conditions.
Duty lawyer Taden Kelliher conceded Thompson's alleged behaviour on Tuesday had been "deplorable".
Mr Kelliher proposed bail conditions, including one that would ban Thompson from drinking alcohol. He said the alleged offending appeared to be the result of a "very intoxicated" Thompson abusing alcohol following the breakdown of a relationship.
Magistrate Bernadette Boss expressed concerns, saying Thompson needed "some intensive attitude adjustment".
She said the case against Thompson suggested he had put lives at risk by interfering with the police operation. Dr Boss voiced doubt as to whether someone with Thompson's criminal record would even care.
Thompson responded by apologising for his actions at the time in question, saying he had been "stupid".
"I really do care, a lot," he said.
"I feel like the biggest idiot about [Tuesday]."
Dr Boss said while there appeared to be a risk of Thompson "behaving badly" if granted bail, she was not satisfied that remanding him in custody was the only option.
She granted Thompson strict bail, with conditions including that he not drink alcohol.
Thompson is due back in court to enter pleas on June 10.