January 18, 2011

Richard Gervasi Vacationed Hard In Florida - Received A Few Zaps Of A Police Stun Gun To Commemorate The Trip

Big Coppitt Key, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Richard Anthony Gervasi, a 43-year-old Phoenixville, Pennsylvania man on a trip to Florida was jailed after he allegedly ran nude into the middle of traffic, screaming "I'm the king of the world!"

Proof that there really must be something in the Florida water system that tends to bring out the lunatic in people.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the parking lot of Bobalu’s Restaurant around 1:30 a.m. on reports of a man running around naked amid traffic.

When officers arrived on the scene, three men vacationing together were in the parking lot. The nude suspect, later identified as Gervasi, was attacking one of the other men, then ran towards an officer, refusing to stop when he was ordered to.

Investigators say the deputy fired a Taser at Gervasi, but he pulled out the prongs and continued to charge towards the officer. Gervasi was shot a second time with a Taser, this time causing him to fall on the ground. He stood up a short time later, ignored the officer's demands to remain on the ground, and began walking back towards the men in the parking lot. . Gervasi was then Tased a third time and then taken into custody.

Paramedics were called to the scene to evaluate Gervasi. As he waited for them to arrive, he remained belligerent and began screaming "I'm the king of the world!" He confessed to police that he had taken LSD and was consuming alcohol throughout the night. He was taken to Lower Keys Hospital, before a patrol car shuttled his worshipfulness to the county jail.

Gervasi was booked into jail and charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He was released without bail.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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