4 cops, 4 Taser jolts subdue naked man in Newburgh

Newburgh police say it took four officers and four jolts from a Taser to subdue a man found running naked through city traffic, high on the hallucinogen PCP.

They began getting reports about a man running around in nothingbut sneakers at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers first spotted vehicles swerving, and then the man. Whenthey told him to hit the ground, he came at them, yelling andrefusing to stop. When one of the officers unholstered a Taser, theman kept coming, shouted "Give it to me" and was hit with thefirst jolt. Police say he fell, jumped back up and starting tryingto yank out the Taser darts.

He was shocked again, struggled with officers trying to handcuffhim and was shocked twice more.

The man, whose name was not released, was taken to a localhospital for treatment.

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