Manatee -- A man was stunned with a stun gun Friday afternoon after he attempted to flee from deputies, the sheriff’s office reports.
A call came into the sheriff’s office at about 2 p.m. regarding a male staggering around in the 2800 block of 73rd Street Court West with blood on his hands and head, a media release said.
When a deputy arrived, he saw the subject crouching in a suspicious manner beside a car, not his own, the release said. When attempts to make conversation failed, the subject turned toward deputy, in a fighting stance, but then turned back around toward the car.
The subject was stunned after he started to walk away from the deputy when he was trying to talk to him, the release said. The electric shock was effective at first, but he was able to get away before the deputy secured him.
Additional attempts using the stun gun were ineffective and, after a lengthy struggle, three deputies were able to eventually handcuff him, the sheriff’s office reports.
Once he was handcuffed, his demeanor changed and he stopped fighting, the release said. He was transported to Blake Medical Center for additional medical treatment. The area was checked and witnesses were interviewed, but it is unknown how he obtained his initial injuries, the release said.