Cops Use Stun Gun On Naked Man in Wheaton

Officials said the man caused property damage and ran from police

By Lindsay Smith
|  Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012  |  Updated 2:17 PM CDT
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Cops Use Stun Gun On Naked Man in Wheaton

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Police used a stun gun on a man running naked Tuesday through Wheaton, according to local reports.

The 20-year-old man was allegedly running around the neighborhood causing damage to two or three homes along East Elm Street, the Chicago Tribune reports. When officers arrived, the nude man ran and police stunned him, taking him into custody.

The man was completely incoherent when police arrived at the scene around 3 p.m., Wheaton Deputy Police Chief Tom Meloni told the Tribune. Meloni said the man wouldn't communicate with officers and wouldn't stop running.

One neighborhood resident, Leonard Catalano, told the publication he thought mental disabilities may have been behind some of the man's actions he observed, such as yelling, knocking on doors and running dangerously near a busy street.

Police took the man to the Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, where he was admitted and treated, Meloni said. Police are not releasing the identity of the man until the arrest has been processed, according to the Tribune.

Police are still investigating and have not filed charges, Meloni said.

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