Man withstands stun gun shocks, pepper spray before arrest

AP News
Posted: Sep 08, 2015 4:32 PM

RIVERDALE PARK, Md. (AP) — Police say a man apparently on PCP withstood several rounds of shocks from a stun gun and pepper spray before officers could take him into custody.

Riverdale Park Police Chief David Morris commended officers for their restraint during the confrontation Friday at a McDonald's, where they responded to a call about a man throwing chairs who appeared to be hallucinating.

Morris says that the man had minor injuries and that officers arguably saved his life.

The chief says the man, 41-year-old Marcus Moycherilli of Washington, was charged by criminal summons with assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.


This story has been corrected to show the last name of the suspect is Moycherilli, not Moycherielli.