Naked man tased after running at police in Texas
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK / Dean Deal Records/ CNN Newsource / WKRC) – A naked man in Houston tried to get police officers to shoot him, according to a witness.
Texas rapper Candyman saw the naked man and started recording him on video.
Candyman watched as the man tried to open the doors of at least three cars, one of which was driving. Candyman then decided to take matters into his own hands.
“He goes to this car and starts shaking the car trying to open the door and at that time I was like, ‘Nah, I’m not going to let this happen, not today,’” Candyman said.
Officers arrived on the scene right around that same time. They stopped the man in a parking lot and told him to get down. He didn’t comply.
“He started walking toward the cops saying ‘Shoot me! Shoot me!’ And that’s when he lunged at them and started running towards them,” said Candyman.
After he lunged, the officers brought him down with a stun gun, stunning him three different times.
Police took the man to the hospital to be evaluated.
The officers are being praised for their handling of the situation.
“I commend the cops for doing the right thing,” Candyman said. “They handled it professionally.”