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Taser Used on Naked Man

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — When he started breaking things and taking off his clothes, police said that’s when the 911 caller picked up the phone.

A man was taken into custody about 6:15 a.m. Sunday outside a home on Mountain View Road in Stafford County. The suspect came to the house and began yelling frantically at those inside.

But his words didn’t make much sense which lead those inside the house, and sheriff’s deputies who eventually arrived at the house, to believe he was on some type of hallucinogenic drug, said Stafford sheriffs spokesman Bill Kennedy.

A deputy confronted the suspect in the front yard of the house. The man was naked and yelling at the law enforcement officer who told the suspect to lie down on the ground, said Kennedy.  The man ignored him and deputy then used a taser weapon to shock the man and then arrest him.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital and treated.

The occupants of the home said the man came over to the house and began yelling at them and then began breaking things. He also took off his clothes, and that’s when 911 was called, said Kennedy.

The occupants inside the house knew the suspect but had not seen him in months, said Kennedy.

Travis Cooke, 20, of Waters Cove Court in Stafford, faces charges of indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, said Kennedy. He was held in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

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