It was probably around the time this clown took acid that things began going downhill. Now he's got an unwanted 15 minutes of fame.
A nude tourist running into traffic while yelling that he is "king of the world" was tased and arrested on Big Coppitt Key early Sunday morning.
Keysnet.com reports that Richard Gervasi, 43, of Phoenixville, Pa., told police that he is "made of steel" as they were taking him into custody. Police say Gervasi had been drinking and had taken LSD. He was charged with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.
The police report shows that a Monroe County Sheriff's Office Deputy responded to dispatchers reports of a nude man running into traffic on U.S. 1 at 1:30 a.m.The deputy encountered three men including Gervasi who was naked, and two of his friends. All three were all on vacation.
Police say Gervasi was attacking one of his friends, and refused to stop. He began to charge at the deputy, who responded by tasing him, but he didn't stop charging and pulled the prongs from the taser out of his skin. He was tased two more times, handcuffed, and evaulated at the Lower Keys Medical Center before he was taken to jail.