Larenzo Askew is a name one bulletproof vest-wearing Florida officer will not soon forget. The self-professed “testament from God” unleashed a rampage of biblical proportions when he caused a disturbance that would find the University of North Florida Police having to tase him six times. Even so, he was still not ready to go quickly into that good night, according to a report from Action News Jax.
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The police incident report begins by an officer approaching a “mumbling incoherently” Askew, who suddenly took off running, refusing commands to stop. More than one officer then caught up to Askew and attempted to place handcuffs on him. Didn’t work out so well, though.
The “extremely strong” Askew started to verbally threaten a female police officer and bit her so hard that his teeth actually went through the bulletproof vest she was wearing, breaking skin in her abdominal region. While continuing to resist arrest, he blurted out, “I am a testament from God.” That’s when the tasers kicked in, but they seemed to have no effect, the report states.
In addition to the injury inflicted on the vest-wearing officer, a second suffered “some scratches and back pain” while trying to restrain the madman. It wasn’t until Jacksonville Fire and Rescue showed up as backup that the crew were able to strap Askew down and wheel him off. If you thought Askew was on drugs during this maniacal performance, well, nothing gets past ya! A witness confessed to police that he was “under the influence of acid,” which is a drug you don’t hear as much about nowadays. We suppose the next time you want to go crazy and launch into a Godzilla-over-Japan style rage, that’s the substance you should probably load up on.
Askew is being charged with “breach of the peace, aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, simple battery on a law enforcement officer, and resisting an officer without violence,” according to the report. A potential plea deal would find Askew agreeing to a top secret government-run super-soldier program. Might as well put that crazy ass to some good use.
(Featured Image: UNF Police)