Denton police arrested a man Monday night who they say poured a bottle of what was believed to be urine on his head before asking officers if he was free to go, according to a police report.

Officers told the man he wasn’t free to go. The man then took off running, the report states. He ran until he tripped, slowing him down, police said.

The man then “advanced on” an officer, who in response pointed a stun gun at the man. The man then lay down and stopped resisting arrest, the report shows.

Police said the liquid smelled like urine before and after the man doused himself with it. The man told police it was “organic juice.” Police said they believed it to be urine.

The incident started when a 911 caller reported a fight in the 100 block of South Locust Street. The report says the caller gave the man’s description. Officers initially found the man and noticed blood on his hands, the report shows.

Police asked the man if he’d been in a fight, and the report quotes the man as saying, “No, we were just doing a little dance.”

Police ran his name and found he had two warrants for his arrest. Before confirming those warrants, police asked the man if the bottle he had with him was full of urine, and he said no, it was some juice, before dousing himself, police said.

The man was arrested on a charge of evading arrest or detention and for the two warrants. He was booked into the Denton City Jail.

Other reports

West Collins Street and Cleveland Street A man was arrested Monday morning and charged with possession of a controlled substance during a traffic stop, according to a police report.

An officer pulled over the driver for an expired license plate and registration. Police learned the man had multiple warrants for his arrest. An officer searched vehicle and said they found methamphetamine and three unidentified pills, the report shows.

The man was charged with possession of a controlled substance and taken to jail.

400 block of North Wood Street — An officer was walking to the driver’s side of a Toyota Corolla on Monday morning during a traffic stop when the driver sped away, according to a police report. Police noted in the report that the same vehicle had led police on “several” pursuits, a police spokeswoman said.


From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 1,092 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 170 service and officer-initiated calls and made eight arrests.
  • Denton firefighters responded to 26 medical calls and three vehicle crashes.

DALTON LAFERNEY can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @daltonlaferney.

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