Gainesville, FL – A young man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly assaulted a police officer after asking to have his penis cut off. In case you haven’t figured it out, drug use is a factor in this story.
Michael Silecchia, a 19-year-old student at the University of Florida, claimed to be on LSD when he stripped nude and asked cops not to cut his penis off. He then apparently changed his mind, demanding that police cut his penis off after all.
Law enforcement officials showed up to Silecchia’s apartment complex in the middle of the night after hearing reports of a suspicious person. They found Silecchia wandering around, and he started stripping when they approached him.
Silecchia also reportedly told police on the scene that he was God. He cried “Don’t cut my penis off” but then said, “Cut my penis off.” Officers were certain to note the difference in the police report.
He also apparently admitted to taking LSD, and refused to get dressed when commanded by officers. He threw a punch at one of the police, striking an officer in the head. They used a stun gun on him six times before giving up because it had no apparent effect.
Police were ultimately able to subdue Silecchia, and took him to a local hospital for medical evaluation. When he arrived, he also reportedly spit on one of the employees. He was treated for three days and then booked into jail on Monday for resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
Curiously, there was no mention as to what police decided to do about his penis.
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