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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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    BForJuvCor

    over 3 years ago

    846 Comments

    Just wondering what he would have done if a rabbit ran in front of him? Did the arresting officers use handcuffs or a choker chain? I wonder if he can scratch behind his ear with his leg?

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    MoHo56

    over 3 years ago

    92 Comments

    A mailman would have been the best to deal with this guy. Milkbones in every pocket.

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    Katz

    over 3 years ago

    8260 Comments

    Catnip? =O Takes all kinds!

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11190 Comments

    Some peoples' kids .......

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    In custody and off to the next help society call !!
    Someone's go to do it !!

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    High on dog biscuits........Take him to the vet for obedience training not the hospital.

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    bstites

    over 3 years ago

    1028 Comments

    Haha! Stay safe out there guys!

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11354 Comments

    Maybe he needs an exorcism...

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    Rogue1

    over 3 years ago

    466 Comments

    Bump Robocop everyone be careful! Nice Job Seattle

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    corylovesandrea

    over 3 years ago

    6226 Comments

    Good job. A lot of times this was a normal day for me. Knew my share of "devils" that I came across in my duty days. Still come across them from time to time.

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    kweikman

    over 3 years ago

    796 Comments

    I never thought in my life I would ever write a headline like that...

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Good job in handling this person.

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    DDemlong

    over 3 years ago

    2238 Comments

    He was high on drugs says it all

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    Robocop33

    over 3 years ago

    14618 Comments

    We do occasionally run into some real life loony-tunes out there. This was one of them for sure! Just be very careful with this type individual as they often possess unbelievable strength and they are dangerous! Keep you cool as they really do not know who or what they are or are doing but do whatever you have to in order to be going home to your own home after shift. NEVER try to take on someone like this by yourself or less than three or four Officers at an absolute minimum!

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    ajsdaddyBPD

    over 3 years ago

    3078 Comments

    HAHAHAHAHA!! Been there, done that only our local psycho was female. Fortunately she was just transported to a psychiatric hospital! Last time she was in our jail she was screaming SHE was the devil (guess there are a lot of devils out there) right after she had smeared feces all over herself (and the walls, floors, etc). Is it me or.........as the economy worsens are we responding to more 10-73 calls?

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