Michael Cherry, 24, faces charges of impersonating an officer, possession of a weapon during a felony, battery, resisting arrest, false imprisonment and possession of a weapon by a felon. (Orlando Police Department / January 25, 2012)
A man claiming to be "an Orange County Sheriff" used a stun gun on someone in Orlando early Wednesday, and was himself later stunned by police, a report states.
According to the report, a husband and wife were walking along the 40 block of West Pine Street about 12:30 a.m., when they were approached by Michael Cherry, 24.
Cherry grabbed the husband's arm, the report states, and claimed to be "an Orange County Sheriff." The victim pulled away, police say, and tried to cross the street.
The victim would later tell police that he never believed that Cherry was a law enforcement officer, adding that Cherry appeared to be "high or drunk."
Fearing for their safety, police say the couple tried to walk to a nearby 7-Eleven gas station, but Cherry kept grabbing the husband's arm and claiming to be a sheriff.
After failing to stop the couple, police say Cherry drew a stun gun and shocked the husband on his neck. The husband turned around and punched Cherry in the face.
The fight drew the attention of an Orlando police officer, who saw that Cherry was holding a stun gun. Police say Cherry tried to pocket the weapon and walk away.
The report states the officer ordered Cherry to stop, then pulled his own Taser and fired. Cherry fell to the ground, and was shocked again when he tried to get up.
Cherry was "uncooperative" when police tried to interview him, a police report states. He was booked into the Orange County Jail about 5:30 a.m.
He faces charges of impersonating an officer, possession of a weapon during a felony, battery, resisting arrest, false imprisonment and possession of a weapon by a felon.
Nice stack of charges there Einstein...