A crazed, naked man possessing what police are calling superhuman strength died Tuesday after a slew of terrifying attacks near The Colony at Delray Beach community.
The unclothed man chased victims, assaulted a retired police officer, bit a man on the face and died after being shot during a confrontation with deputies near Delray Beach, Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said.
It’s not clear if the man died from gunshot wounds or from a medical condition and the names of the deceased man and the victims were not released, according to the Palm Beach Post.
The horrific attacks occurred at 8:30 p.m. on South Military Trail when the nude man was walking down the street and suddenly assaulted a 66-year-old retired New York City police officer. The officer was rushed to Delray Medical Center with serious injuries.
The naked man, described as being around 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, continued north where he began chasing a man and a 10-year-old boy. At some point, the man began fighting with an 18-year-old man and started biting the 18-year-old on the face.
Thought the 18-year-old attempted to defend himself with a box cutter, the teen sustained serious injuries and was also taken to Delray Medical Center.
When deputies arrived on the scene and tried to calm the attacker, the incident escalated and police attempted to unsuccessfully subdue the man with a Taser.
“He’s obviously delirious on something,” Bradshaw said. “He is a huge guy. He takes a fighting stance. They’re trying to get him on the ground. He starts charging them. The Taser did not affect him.”
When police realized the man was unfazed, a sheriff’s sergeant fired three shots, on to the torso and two to the lower part of his body. The man was then rushed to Delray Medical Center where he died.
“We don’t know right now if he’s expired from the gunshots, or if he’s expired because of obviously he’s on some type of drugs that have made him act like this,” Bradshaw said. “There’s no way to know if those are the shots that actually killed him, or if he’s died from what they called exited delirium. He’s obviously on some type of narcotics to make him act like this.”