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Officers Subdue Naked, Growling Man Claiming He Was the Devil

Seattle Post Intelligencer via YellowBrix

March 03, 2011

SEATTLE – Police officers never know what they’re going to get when they respond to a call.

This week, North Precinct officers got a naked man, growling like a dog and claiming to be the devil.

He was high on drugs.

Police were sent to the 2000 block of Northeast 105th Street at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday.

A homeowner had complained that a naked man was on his porch and “growling like a dog.”

By the time officers showed up, the man had walked — on two legs, we assume — to the front yard.

The naked man, whom police said was clearly high, screamed that he was the devil and that “everyone was going to die.”

Officers tried to talk to him, but he ran back to the house.

Police ordered him to halt and lie down.

Instead, the man continued to scream and began breaking windows in the house, cutting himself.

Officers used a Taser to subdue the man.

Officers handcuffed him. Seattle firefighters treated him for cuts.

The 20-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Police want him charged for damaging property.


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