A man with an anti-police epithet tattooed on his forehead was booked into Fresno County Jail after fighting with sheriff’s deputies at Fresno County Courthouse, sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said Wednesday.
Darryl Bradley was first taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation and has since been released from jail.
Bradley, whose forehead tattoo says “(expletive) cops,” was stopped by deputies at the courthouse entrance because he had a torch lighter, which is not allowed inside. Deputies said Bradley seemed confused and was slurring his words, so was detained for an evaluation to see if he was under the influence of drugs, Botti said.
When Bradley tried to walk away, a deputy attempted to stop him by grabbing one of his arms. Botti said 6-foot, 4-inch, 280-pound Bradley fought off two deputies who tried to handcuff him. Deputies used a Taser on him three times before he could be subdued, Botti said.
Deputies said he was carrying marijuana and a glass pipe.