A former sheriff’s deputy in Texas who lost his job for abusing an inmate was fired from his new job as a costumed pig at a theme park for abusing a 14-year-old boy.
Brandon Doege was arrested Sunday on felony charges following the incident at SeaWorld in San Antonio which led to his termination from the theme park.
Doege, 29, had been employed as a “scare character” at SeaWorld and claims the teen made “disrespectful comments” to him as he was working, resulting in him breaking character and body slamming the boy, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Doege is also accused of punching a 53-year-old male relative of the boy who confronted him following the body slam.
In 2019, he was fired from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office for striking an inmate in the county jail, then deactivating another deputy’s body camera before the incident was over.
He also failed to turn on his own body camera, claiming the incident with the inmate happened so quickly, he did not have the time to turn it on. He also claimed the camera was “shattered” during the clash.
But other deputies who witnessed the beating said he had plenty of time to turn it on and investigators determined the camera had not been shattered.
That incident led to him having to forfeit his Texas peace officer’s license and he was also ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.
He was also placed on two years of probation on December 2, 2021 which will likely complicate his latest arrest in which he was charged with felony injury to a child with the intent to cause bodily injury.
One year before he was fired, he was involved in another incident where he shot an unarmed woman in her 50s named Inessa Batyukova after coming across her as she was parked in a median with her hazards lights flashing.
Doege claimed he shot her because she was acting erratically and would not show him her hands. Batyukova claimed he held her at gunpoint after shooting her rather than render aid. She filed a lawsuit which was dismissed on qualified immunity.
“I wish him to be in jail for the rest of his life, ” she told KENS 5 in 2018.
He is facing up to ten years in prison if convicted on the felony injury to a child charge.