View Full Version : Naked Tourist Blocks Traffic, Gets Shot With Taser

01-18-2011, 04:08 PM
A tourist was shot with a taser three times by Florida police after he allegedly got naked and blocked traffic in Big Coppitt Key while screaming he was "king of the world."
Even the "king of the world" is governed by the laws of the land. Florida police used a taser on a tourist who allegedly claimed he was "king of the world" while blocking traffic naked. Richard Gervasi reportedly admitted he took LSD and drank beforehand.

After receiving a call about a nude man obstructing traffic on U.S. 1 at around 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 16, law enforcement officials say they encountered Richard Gervasi of Phoenixville, Pa., and two of his friends in a restaurant parking lot, according to KeysNet.com.When a Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy arrived on the scene, Gervasi, 43, allegedly began attacking one of his friends, then started approaching the cop.

The deputy fired her taser, but Gervasi reportedly ripped the prongs from his skin and continued to advance on the officer. So she fired again, knocking the nude man to the ground. Gervasi allegedly got back on his feet, only to be shot a third time with the taser and cuffed.


01-18-2011, 04:21 PM
I hate that!:eek:

01-18-2011, 05:11 PM
This is what tasers were made for!

Adam Wood
01-18-2011, 05:20 PM
Richard Gervasi, 43, of Phoenixville, Pa., reportedly also said he is “made of steel” while he was taken into custody. He reportedly had been drinking and took LSD. He was charged with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.Well there's a good fucking idea. For your next trick, why don't you mix up some angel dust and cocaine, idiot. Make sure you're on a tall building somewhere. :rolleyes:

Sheesh. The stupid is astounding sometimes.

01-18-2011, 06:04 PM
And, of course, some liberal meathead will come out and proclaim that this was a violation of his civil rights.