SFPD Take Down Naked "State Wrestling Champ"
From the San Francisco Chronicle...
How to subdue a naked wrestler
Cops are taught how to calm suspects down through "verbal judo," using their minds and mouths to ease tensions. Well, sometimes that doesn't work, and officers decide to go "hands-on" -- which is what they did in dealing with a self-described state wrestling champion.
San Francisco's finest responded to the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park the evening of Aug. 28 to investigate reports of a man running naked. The officers found the 23-year-old streaker on Middle Drive West, nude "except for a pair of black socks," reports Capt. Richard Correia of the Richmond Station.
The officers quickly concluded that the man was under the influence of drugs. They told him to lie on the ground, but "he maintained a combative stance." Finally, he complied and the cops handcuffed him. But as they walked him toward the sidewalk, he began to kick the officers, who along with back-up were able to subdue the suspect and get him to the ground.
He was taken to a hospital, where he told the officers that he had taken LSD. "He also told them that he couldn't believe that the officers were able to 'take him down,' as he had been a state wrestling champion," Correia reports.
The man, whose name wasn't released, was booked on suspicion of indecent exposure, resisting arrest, assault on an officer and being under the influence of a narcotic.
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