PROVO CANYON, Utah – Police responded to a call early Sunday morning about a naked man acting disorderly and threatening, and when police arrived the naked man charged at the deputies before being Tasered and subdued.
The incident occurred at 6:15 a.m. in the area of Squaw Peak Overlook in Provo Canyon. Deputies from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office found the man about one-fourth of a mile away from the overlook parking lot.
According to a press release, 26-year-old Dallin Brimhall, charged at the deputies when they arrived. One deputy fired a Taser, but it malfunctioned and Brimhall got into a physical altercation with this deputy.
As this was going on, the second deputy used a Taser, and the deputies were able to subdue Brimhall for a short time. Brimhall continued to be combative and resistant, and the deputies used a Taser a second time before subduing Brimhall again, according to the press release.
Paramedics arrived on scene to evaluate Brimhall and administer medications to calm him down. As of now medical personnel are not sure what caused Brimhall’s behavior. Initial toxicology screens came back negative. Police said it is not clear whether the victim had drugs, illegal or prescribed, in his system, if he was suffering a mental health crisis or if his actions have some other explanation.
Brimhall has not been charged, as medical personnel are still trying to determine his condition and what may have caused the outburst. Brimhall could face charges of lewdness, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.