LOS ANGELES — "A man running naked in the street died after he was shocked with a stun gun by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies.
Deputies answering a disturbance call in suburban Lakewood at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday saw a man running naked in the street and acting irate, Deputy Keith Ho said. They tried to calm the man but he remained belligerent. When he advanced toward the deputies, Ho said they hit him with pepper spray and a taser electric stun gun.
Ho said after the man was handcuffed, deputies realized he wasn't breathing. They began CPR and paramedics were called but the man was pronounced dead at a hospital."There was a time when cops would throw a blanket over some naked loony bird then toss him in the back of a cruiser. Nowadays they just don't seem to have a plan beyond spray and zap, but at least the guy wasn't sexually assaulted with a billy club. Maybe the guy wasn't sexually assaulted with a billy club.