Naked man stunned and sprayed by cops
Updated 12:44 am, Friday, February 1, 2013
BRIDGEPORT -- A man who was naked, screaming and banging on the hood of a car Wednesday morning had to be subdued with a stun gun and pepper spray, police said.
Shon McKenzie, 31, of Alexander Avenue, was likely high on PCP, police said. When officers responded to a report of a naked man standing on the hood of a car near the corner of Washington and Park avenues, they found the subject standing next to the driver's side door, the report states. There were marks on the hood of the Buick where the 6-foot-1, 220-pound man had stood. McKenzie got into the car and drove away when he saw police, going through a red light at Coleman Street.
Officers boxed in the car in front of the Walgreen's on Park Avenue, but McKenzie refused to step out, they said. Instead, he grabbed onto the steering wheel, resisting the efforts of two officers trying to pull him from the vehicle. The man was hit with an electronic stun gun twice, once on the right shoulder and once in the back.
When that failed to get him to comply, officers sprayed McKenzie in the face with pepper spray. He was then removed from the car, handcuffed and taken to St. Vincent Medical Center for treatment. When he began spitting at medical personnel en route to the hospital, a white nylon bag was placed over his face to shield attendants, the report stated.
McKenzie was charged with driving while intoxicated, breach of peace, interfering with police and failure to obey a traffic control signal, and held in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Officers said in their report that the subject exhibited the blank stare, unusual strength and belligerent behavior consistent with the use of PCP. Users of the drug feel hot and so often take off their clothes, police said.