FEBRUARY 7–A naked Pennsylvania man was covered in cooking oil and tripping on LSD when he tangled with police officers called to a residence where the suspect was destroying the home’s contents and “assulting eveyone” inside according to a court complaint.
Lonnie Beatty II, 19, was arrested last month following a wild confrontation inside and outside a trailer in Apollo, a Pittsburgh suburb.
Police from three separate departments gathered outside the home after receiving a report that Beatty was attacking five household members (which included children). As officers approached the trailer door, Beatty burst outside, screaming, “No, no, no, no!”
Beatty then jumped off the trailer’s porch and “ran naked through the snow” in the front yard en route to the roadway. When Beatty ignored police orders to stop running around, a cop “deployed the Taser, which stopped Beatty and he fell to the ground.”
However, due to icy conditions, cops could not get to Beatty before he “just kept rolling on the ground until he pulled the wires off the Taser.” Beatty then continued to race around, while officers “could not get close to him due to the icy conditions.”
A second Taser strike appeared to have no effect on Beatty, who subsequently was corralled inside the trailer. Police, however, had difficulty controlling Beatty since he was “naked and covered in cooking oil.”
Beatty’s relatives told cops that after taking acid he got out of control and began striking them and destroying the residence. At one point, a witness said, the family dog bit Beatty “to protect them from him.”
Beatty was originally charged with 24 misdemeanor counts, including assault, endangering the welfare of children, and making terroristic threats. However, since his girlfriend and family members have refused to pursue charges, the case against Beatty has been pared down to single counts of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Beatty was freed from the Armstrong County jail last Monday on $10,000 bail.