Naked Man Walks Dog in Tallahassee

A 40-year-old man, walking his dog in the nude, was tased by police when he refused to follow an officer's commands.

David McCranie of the Tallahassee Police Department says an officer on patrol spotted the man shortly after 8 p.m. Friday at the 2200 block of Hartsfield Road.

The man was asked what he was doing and told the officer, "Allah told me to watch a Bruce Willis movie and walk the dog,'' McCranie said.

The man became hostile and was clearly in need of mental health services. Because of his mental status and his threats to officers, police had to deploy a taser.

McCranie said using the taser was the only way to subdue the man without having to hurt him. The man was then sent for mental health evaluation and treatment.

No injuries were reported.

The man was not charged with indecent exposure because he had mental health issues, so it does not qualify as a crime.


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  • by AJ Location: Tallahassee on Sep 22, 2008 at 07:16 AM
    I saw a naked guy on 27 near Lake Jackson on Saturday morning (9/20). I wonder if it was the same guy. He wasn't walking a dog, he was just walking along the road. Thank God my kids didn't see.
  • by johnson Location: Tallahassee on Sep 18, 2008 at 01:15 PM
    Yep, send him to Apalachee Center.....remember, their former Medical Director dropped his clothing and showed it all to police not once but, TWICE! Apalachee is the place to be...drop your clothes and let it all hang free...
  • by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2008 at 05:49 AM
    Naked dog walking...do we shoot to kill? Im scared. GROW UP TALLAHASSEE!
  • by Idiot on Sep 17, 2008 at 01:51 PM
    Yeah walking a dog naked is a very violent crime and this epidemic of naked dog walking while watching bruce willis films and talking with allah is sweeping the nation, Naked dog walking will be coming to a neighborhood near you soon, arm yourselves with tazers and guns. Be prepared to defend yourself from these dangerous vile naked dog walkers. The public must be protected from the dangers of naked dog walking.
  • by Lord bless him Location: Tallahassee on Sep 16, 2008 at 11:43 AM
    You're right strawberry. Raw, white, and idiot would have been all over this post!
  • by me Location: tally on Sep 16, 2008 at 11:22 AM
    Lisa. Im sorry for the comments I made earlier. Natural nudity is beautiful as long as it is in a private setting. Sorry I came across so harsh earlier.
  • by me Location: tally on Sep 16, 2008 at 09:36 AM
    Lisa. Good God I hope you and your family only pratice the nude thing either in your own (back yard) or at a designated area. because I really dont want to see it. And If i saw you or your daughter walking nude down the street i would call the police and hope that your husband would not come bail yall out at the police station nude to prove a point. that is wonderful that you feel comfortable, but some people really dont want to see everything especially a complete stranger. get over yourselves......
  • by LydYa Location: Tallahassee on Sep 16, 2008 at 07:13 AM
    I know someone who knows this man. The police did not just "come upon" this man. He was wearing a tracking device. The police had been notified that he was out of his designated area and where he was. This man definately has mental issues. He was wearing the tracking device because there is a restraining order against him for stalking.
  • by Strawberry Location: Tallahassee on Sep 16, 2008 at 06:38 AM
    Let it had been a black man, see if the responds would have been the same or if the color would have been announced.
  • by Jitterbug Location: South Georgia on Sep 16, 2008 at 06:14 AM
    "Lisa" from Tally... Were talking about a naked man in Tallahassee. Everything is wrong about that. If, you thing nudity is okay, take this man back to Jamacia on your next visit. It's a crime in Tallahassee. Get with the real world!
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