A Florida man was arrested after allegedly pulling a 3-foot-long dragon-handled sword on deputies when they approached him for a vehicle violation.
On the morning of September 3, a Nissan Altima was reportedly parked on the side of the road. The vehicle was allegedly obstructing a section of the bike lane.
Deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office saw the car and walked over to inspect the situation.
When they approached the Altima, the deputies reported that they saw a man laying back in the driver’s seat with it fully reclined.
The authorities got the man’s attention and tried to find out why he was parked in the spot. They asked him for his name and requested that he get out of the car to talk to them.
According to reports, the man gave the police a fake name. Instead of stepping out of the vehicle, he allegedly grabbed a three-foot steel sword and attached a metal handle that looked like a dragon. The police stepped away from the car.
When they were able to approach, the officers tried to use a taser on the man so they could detain him. According to reports, the taser did not affect him, and he continued to wave the sword around.
After he allegedly tried to get out of the passenger’s side to escape, the police took the sword from him before they grabbed and cuffed the suspect.
The vehicle was searched, and the deputies reportedly found drugs and paraphernalia inside.
The police found the identity of the man, who lacks permanent housing. He was taken into custody and booked into the Lee County Jail. He is facing charges of providing a false name to law enforcement, resisting an officer, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, drug possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The suspect, who has a lengthy criminal history in Ft. Meyers dating back to 2004, is being held in lieu of a $19,000 bond.
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