Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Nude Man Attacks Mo. Police Officer

A naked man attacked a Cape Girardeau police officer and tried go to grab his gun before officers used a stun gun to subdue him.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon as police responded to a call of an attempted break-in at a trailer park, police spokesman Jason Selzer said. At the scene, police spotted the naked man walking.

As an officer was getting out of his car, the 52-year-old man walked toward the squad car and grabbed the officer, slamming him into the side of the vehicle.

The officer fired his stun gun, but the assailant kept attacking, grabbing at the officer's neck. When the two fell to the ground, the man attempted to grab the officer's handgun, Selzer said.

The officer struck the man's face with his forearm and was able to put the suspect's arms behind his back. A second officer arrived, fired his stun gun at the suspect and handcuffed him, Selzer said.

The man was suspected of being under the influence of drugs, and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Charges have not been filed. The officer was not seriously hurt.



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