Four Palm Beach County (Fla.) Sheriff’s deputies were injured after tangling with a young man they say walked into someone’s home in suburban Lake Worth on Saturday, began ranting gibberish and eventually stripped naked before fighting them in the backyard.
It was the second time in a week that deputies have encountered what they believe is a person driven to violence by ‘excited delirium.’
The previous encounter, Tuesday night west of Delray Beach left 28-year-old Anesson Joseph dead, shot by deputies after a rampage that sent two people to the hospital.
Conrad Hopper, 17, ended Saturday’s encounter locked to a hospital bed at Wellington Regional Medical Center, according to an arrest report released by Sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera on Sunday morning.
Hopper faces charges that range from burglary to aggravated battery on four deputies and a police dog.