Naked Florida Man stories are going to become passé before long. This time, John Hennessey was found completely naked, holding a knife while chanting and dancing around a fire. At one point, he actually stood in the fire, chanting gibberish all the time. He had allegedly broken a window of a home and tried to set a vehicle on fire. Officers tried to rescue him, and he dropped the knife but then allegedly grabbed a large stick that he used to assault officers. Cape officers were able to use a Taser to subdue him, and he was arrested and taken for treatment before being booked. There were indications he had taken psychedelic mushrooms prior to the incident. He’s facing charges of Aggravated Assault (X2), Criminal Mischief, Resisting with Violence, and an additional count of Aggravated Assault on a law enforcement officer.
Hennessey, via DOC
Hennessey is already on Community Control (which is like house arrest) for several charges out of Levy county, including drugs and aggravated assault. This reminds me of the crazy naked guy from North Fort Myers from a few years ago. This is the second naked man story in Florida in just a few weeks…
Posted in Cape Coral / Southwest Florida, Criminal Law, Drugs, Florida
Tagged assault, cape coral, crazy, drugs, mushrooms, naked, resisting, taser, weirdbattery
Naked Hamburger Thieves
These guys hit Doc’s Beach House, a personal favorite of Crimcourts. And they hit it in their skivvies… or less. The guys are fit, the GM at Doc’s joked that a couple of her waitresses wouldn’t mind if the guys came back!
Apparently they stole 60 burgers, plus some peppers, 3 pounds of bacon, and a paddleboard. They left a little trail of red peppers as they ran away, leading to a bathhouse.
That’s just silliness… everybody knows how Hamburglars dress…
Hamburglar- Still Wanted
The story of the naked-man freak out in North Fort Myers (which is very near my neighborhood) made some national news the other day. Gregory Bruni stripped down, ran around on a family’s roof, ran inside freaking out, and was held at gunpoint until the police came. He dumped over a TV, pooped on the floor, and rubbed clothing on himself. At that point, he began pleasuring himself. The police had to taser him when they arrived.
The 911 call from the incident has now been released, and you can hear it on NBC-2.com. This guy clearly has some mental health issues, and hasn’t even been booked in because he was taken to the hospital. I commend the deputies for recognizing his mental health issues. They suspect he was high on something, but have not determined what it was. This guy was bath salts-level crazy. He will be charged with Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Battery, and Resisting an Officer. There may be a proof problem, if he was so crazy as to not understand what was going on. He potentially could argue insanity. It sounds like this guy needs help more than he needs jail, I was unable to find any prior record on him here or in Sarasota County where he apparently is from. Go listen to the 911 call on the link. Only in Florida.
Posted in Criminal Law, Florida, Florida Cases, North Fort Myers / Southwest Florida
Tagged burglary, crazy, florida, gregory bruni, mischief, naked, North Fort Myers, only in florida, resisting