Naked man causing disturbance in Lutz neighborhood slaps officer in face

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Lutz, Florida -- A 25-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he attacked a deputy responding to a call about a naked man causing a disturbance outside a Lutz home.

The deputy arrived at the home in the 1800 block of Tinsmith Circle around 6 a.m. after a neighbor called police to report Morris Reynolds was "completely naked and jumping up and down awakening and startling neighbors."

As the deputy approached, he reported Morris took an aggressive stance and starting walking towards him while shouting vulgarities. The deputy backed up and as he went to check on the status of backup, he reported Morris "lunged at me and slapped me on my face with both hands using maximum force". Morris then tried to grab the deputy and wrap his arms around his stomach.

The two scuffled and the deputy was eventually able to overpower him. Moments later, backup arrived and the deputies were able to handcuff Morris.

Morris was taken to Florida Hospital in Wesley Chapel for a medical clearance before being transferred to the county jail. There is no word on whether Morris was under the influence or drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident.

He was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and disorderly conduct.

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