A man running naked through a Lakewood neighborhood died after sheriff’s deputies shocked him with a Taser gun, authorities said.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Art Spencer said that deputies found a “very large” man running naked in the street and acting irrationally. Deputies tried to calm the man but he remained belligerent.
When he advanced at deputies in a threatening manner, deputies used pepper spray and at least one Taser gun to subdue him.
Shortly after the man was handcuffed, deputies realized he was not breathing and began to administer CPR. The man, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at the hospital. —Daily Breeze, 2/16/09