Police: Reynoldsville Man Found Hallucinating in Road Wearing Only Boxers Resisted Arrest, Refused to Give Identity

WINSLOW TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police say a Reynoldsville man who was found hallucinating in the middle of a road wearing only boxers and shoes later resisted arrest and refused to identify himself to the troopers who took him into custody.

Around 7:13 a.m. on February 22, DuBois-based State Police responded to a location on Vo-Tech Road in Winslow Township, Jefferson County, for a report of a male wearing only boxer shorts and shoes, lying in the middle of the roadway, apparently yelling and screaming to individuals who were not there, according to police.

Police say upon their arrival, it was determined that the man, later identified as 22-year-old Cody Shakespeare, of Reynoldsville, was under the influence of a controlled substance. Police noted he had dilated pupils, redness at his nostrils, an elevated pulse, and was extremely agitated and combative.

According to police, it appeared Shakespeare was hallucinating and talking to people that didn’t exist.

He was asked to identify himself at the scene, and police say while it appeared he comprehended the question, he refused to answer. He was then advised he was under arrest for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

Police say Shakespeare failed to obey verbal commands and actively resisted by clenching his fists and lying on top of his arms. His arms then had to be forced to the small of his back, one by one, until he could be successfully handcuffed. Once he was handcuffed, he had to be assisted to his feet and to the patrol vehicle.

Shakespeare reportedly actively dragged his feet and attempted to refuse to get into the police vehicle. He was forcibly placed in the vehicle. Police note that when asked about his identity again, he refused, and was then transported to the DuBois-based State Police barracks to be fingerprinted under suspect identification.

According to police, Shakespeare had to be forcibly removed from the patrol vehicle, and he actively dragged his feet again. Inside the barracks, his handcuffs were removed for fingerprinting. However, his continued refusal to comply with police made the fingerprinting attempts unsuccessful.

Police say Shakespeare then refused to place his hands behind his back to be handcuffed again, began to flex and actively resist, and had to be forcibly placed in handcuffs again.

Shakespeare was then transported to Penn Highlands DuBois for a laceration above his eye.

Police say while at the hospital, he gave hospital personnel his identity.


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