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Florida man bites elderly neighbor's ear, gets stunned by HCSO with Taser after attacking deputies

Posted at 3:59 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 15:59:30-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- A man is accused of biting his elderly neighbor's ear and attacking deputies in Riverview.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of an attack on Hillcrest Drive in Riverview just after 2 a.m. on Monday, May 25. Deputies were told 21-year-old Isaiah Velez bit the neighbor's ear and then tried to stab him with the broken glass.

Upon arrival, deputies found Velez naked walking down the street, according to HCSO. Despite efforts to calm Velez down, he began attacking the deputies on scene, HCSO said.

The deputies eventually used a Taser to stun the naked suspect, HCSO said. Deputies on scene suffered lacerations and abrasions while Velez had minor scratches, HCSO said.

Velez is charged with attempted burglary of an occupied dwelling, criminal mischief $200 or less, aggravated assault with deadly weapon, resisting officer with violence, grand theft motor vehicle, lewd and lascivious behavior, battery on a victim over the age of 65 and four counts of battery on a law enforcement officer.