Rotonda man attacks deputies, claims he's Jesus
FOX 4 Staff
ROTUNDA, Fla. - Charlotte County deputies arrested a Rotonda West man who they found screaming and yelling in the street early Monday morning. The man then attacked deputies, biting one law officer in the leg.
18-year-old Paul Eggers Greene is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and disorderly intoxication.
The call came in just before 4:30 a.m. of a man in the area of Caddy and Oakland Hills roads wearing only shorts and socks. When deputies arrived they found Greene jumping up and down, screaming, yelling, and waving his arms.
Deputies said Greene was yelling he was Jesus and everyone was coming to get him.
Greene charged the deputies and eventually was tased. Greene fell to the ground and he began to flail his arms and legs and as the deputy tried to subdue him Greene bit the deputy in the leg. Another deputy tased Greene until he stopped biting.
Greene was finally handcuffed and EMS transported him to Peace River Regional Medical Center where he stayed overnight for treatment and observation. He became violent at the hospital and was handcuffed to the bed.
Monday, Greene was released from the hospital and taken to the Charlotte County Jail where he remains on no bond. This is his second booking at the County Jail. The deputy was treated for the bite wound.