Ore. police stun, arrest naked Beavers football player

Ore. police stun, arrest naked Beavers football player

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 23 at 8:41 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Corvallis police responding to an early morning call about a naked stranger inside a home eventually resorted to stun guns to take an Oregon State University football player into custody.

Police say the young man refused to comply with officers' instructions to get down on the ground early Sunday morning. Instead, Sgt. Mike Mann says the nude man dropped into a "3-point stance, like football players do, like a lineman, and lunged at the officers."

Mann tells KVAL-TV that two officers fired their Tazers at the same time.

They arrested 19-year-old Tyler Patrick Thomas of Kalispell, Mont., for investigation of criminal mischief and resisting arrest. Mann says police believe Thomas had been drinking. The Corvallis Gazette-Times says he was booked into Benton County Jail but later released.

The newspaper reports Thomas was dismissed from the OSU team after the arrest. An offensive lineman, Thomas redshirted the 2009 season for the Beavers.

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Information from Corvallis Gazette-Times, KVAL-TV

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