LAKE WORTH, Fla., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- It took Florida police officers about 10 minutes to subdue a naked young man in a state of "excited delirium" who came at them with a “large clock, which had numerous sharp utensils protruding from its entire border."
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies used a police dog, a stun gun and their batons to eventually stop 17-year-old Conrad Hopper after he took off his clothes at a neighbor's home and attacked a teenager.
Hopper is charged with four counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, one count of battery of a police dog, burglary, criminal mischief and resisting arrest with violence.
During the fight, one deputy suffered a fractured arm.
The 15-year-old who called the police said Hopper “seemed to be intoxicated but not drunk.” After Hopper tried to touch his face, the teen ran into the backyard and used a trampoline to hop over a fence and get away.
"He was breaking random things inside the house and still shouting nonsensical things such as, '5,6,7,8, grandma, girlfriend,1,2,3,4,'" wrote a deputy who responded to the scene. "Conrad was moving erratically around the kitchen with clinched fists and pacing aimlessly."
Officers eventually got a pair of steel cuffs on Hopper, but they “did not change Conrad's temperament as he continued to kick at deputies and thrash around violently. At one point Conrad was able to free himself from one of the handcuffs and continued to punch and thrash around.”
Last week, police shot and killed another naked man after he bit someone in the face.
[Sun Sentinel] [Palm Beach Post]