Manatee deputies use stun gun on man accused of causing ruckus in Bradenton neighborhood

Posted at 11:39 AM, Feb 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-04 11:39:39-05

Manatee sheriff's deputies used a stun gun to subdue a man who authorities said was acting erratic in a Bradenton neighborhood late Friday night. 

Michael Cote, 32, was arrested for burglary and battery and taken to the Manatee County Jail for booking. 

The incident began about 11 p.m. Friday in the 6000 block of Arlene Way in Bradenton. Residents were roused from their homes by a man banging on doors and yelling and screaming.

During the ruckus, Cote smashed a window and tried to enter the home of an 80-year-old man, a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report said. 

A 68-year-old man was hit on the arm by a flying chair.  A 60-year-old man, who was pushed by Cote, armed himself with a gun and fired once into the ground in fear for his safety when Cote charged at him, the report said. 

Arriving deputies chased down Cote and used a stun gun before taking Cote into custody. Cote was still screaming. 

Cote was evaluated at an area hospital before he was taken to jail.