California man dies during arrest
|May 16, 2011
A suspicious activity call on U.S. 95 north of
Bonners Ferry near milepost 526 early Monday
morning resulted in the death of an as-yet
unnamed California man.
According to the Boundary County Sheriff's
Office, a local resident came across a vehicle
blocking a road leading off the highway at about
When she got out of her vehicle to offer help, a
nude man stepped from the vehicle. Thinking the
behavior a bit odd, the woman re-entered her
vehicle and drove to her home by an alternate
route, from where she immediately called
sheriffs dispatch to report the encounter.
"The county deputy responded to the location and
made initial contact with a male subject," a
press release issued by the sheriffs office
reads. "While attempting to take the man into
custody, the subject appeared to have an unknown
medical event. Medical help was summoned to the
scene for transport. The man was later
pronounced dead at Boundary Community Hospital."
While not acknowledged by the Sheriffs Office,
several reliable sources report that a taser may
have been deployed in effecting the arrest of
the irrational naked man prior to his collapse,
and deputies and emergency medical personnel did
everything possible to revive him, to no avail.
The man's name is being withheld pending
notification of next of kin, and Sheriff Greg
Sprungl has requested an independent
investigation of the incident by the Idaho State
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