LANCASTER – A naked man whom witnesses said was skipping and hopping in the street in east Lancaster was tasered and taken into custody late Monday morning.
The following is the press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station:
Lancaster Station received a call of a naked man walking in the street near 20th Street East and Lancaster Boulevard.
Deputies confirmed the caller’s initial observation as they saw an unknown naked male walking westbound [on] Lancaster Blvd. Deputies made several attempts to communicate with the man through PA announcements.
He didn’t respond to any of the deputy’s verbal announcements and appeared to exhibit symptoms consistent with being under the influence of a controlled substance. After several unsuccessful attempts to detain the suspect, deputies physically detained the naked suspect near 16th St East and the Blvd.
The suspect became assaultive with the deputies and a Taser was deployed to safely gain control of the suspect.
The unknown suspect was transported to AV Hospital for further examination of his condition and treatment of minor injuries. He was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and transported to Lancaster Station Jail for booking.