Last updated: 10:27 AM ET, Thu May 14 2015

Police Shoot Half-Naked Man with Stun Gun at Florida Airport

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | May 14, 2015

Police Shoot Half-Naked Man with Stun Gun at Florida Airport

PHOTO: Tallahassee Regional Airport. (Photo via Wikipedia)

Boarding your flight should be a painless process, but passengers at Tallahassee Regional Airport got more than they bargained for last week when a man in his underwear ran through the main concourse with Japanese fighting sticks.

Airport authorities used a stun gun to subdue the man.

According to Karl Etters of the Tallahassee Democrat, a 26-year-old man named Chris Haynes was arrested on May 5 when he left his car unattended in the drop-off loading zone and began running through airport's main entrance at 4 a.m. ET.

Haynes yelled that he had to catch a plane, but after multiple commands to stop, he was shot with the stun gun by authorities as he approached the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint.

It was also discovered by police that Haynes possessed nunchukas, a Japanese weapon. The officer who shot the suspect with the stun gun reported he was concerned that the culprit was going to make it past TSA security and he did not know where other officers were at the time.

As for Haynes, he is a Florida A&M University student. While he did receive wounds from the stun gun in his back and buttocks, he was uninjured in the incident and the police report states that he did not have an airline ticket.

Upon being arrested, Haynes told the officers that his name was “God” and that he always wanted to be shot with a Taser. The man was taken into custody and transported to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for a mental evaluation.

The incident did not impact flights in or out of the airport.

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