Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Austin Police Taser Naked Man Jumping on Car


There are certain accessories that you expect to see on the top of a car, especially during this time of year. It is rare to make that drive home from work without passing a vehicle that has a freshly-cut Christmas tree tied to the roof. Perhaps your truck has small flags flying above both side windows as you proudly proclaim your support for the University of Texas football team as its members prepare to take on Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. (The Longhorns should be battling Florida for the national championship, but that's a topic for another blog.) Who expects, though, to find a naked man as an additional piece of the automotive machinery?

Residents reported a disturbance in their North Austin neighborhood on Sunday morning and officers arrived on the scene to discover Ray Eliot Brown jumping on a vehicle naked. Unwilling to reply to the request to place his feet on stable ground and wrap a blanket around himself, Brown found himself on the receiving end of a Taser gun. No word yet on whether or not Brown screamed, "Don't tase me, bro!" as he fell to the ground in the most compromising of circumstances.

Mr. Brown has been charged with criminal mischief, which is a misdemeanor. Since the man shared his most personal components with the general public, sex crimes is also investigating the possibility of further charges. I would not be surprised if the 28-year-old also finds himself facing a bill from the car owners for a thorough scrubbing and waxing of their violated vehicle.

Did you recently feel the need to perform some acrobatics in a public place without the silly constriction created by pants and a shirt? Are you now facing criminal charges for this decision? The defense attorneys at Bertolino LLP can help. Please contact our Austin, Houston, or San Antonio office today to schedule an appointment. We will kindly request that you wear appropriate clothing when visiting our office.

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