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KCPD arrests naked man, high on PCP, who jumped off roof, tried to attack homeowner

Posted at 1:55 PM, Nov 22, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police said officers arrested a man who was naked when he jumped off a roof and tried to attack a homeowner.

The homeowner told police he let the 34-year-old suspect stay the night at his house Tuesday.

Just after noon Wednesday, the homeowner said he saw the man throwing things out of a second-floor window. The man then climbed out the window himself and onto the roof, from which he jumped.

The homeowner told police the suspect jumped belly-first, "like Peter Pan."

When officers first encountered the man, he was naked, bloody and trying to fight the homeowner so he could go back inside the house.

Police said the suspect didn't respond to officers' commands, so they tased him.

The man was still fighting after he was tased three times.

More officers arrived and helped take the man into custody.

Police said he continued to fight after handcuffed, and spat in the face of personnel from the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department. He also kicked them, according to police.

First responders had to sedate the suspect to be able to take him for a medical evaluation.

Police said the man was high on PCP, "which can cause users to remove clothing and become impervious to pain."

Officers have responded to multiple PCP calls in the last few weeks, KCPD said.

The suspect was cited for property damage, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and indecent exposure.

In a tweet about the incident, KCPD wrote, "PCP is a heckuva drug."