Naked man threatens girl behind cop station
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police say a dangerous drug may be to blame after a naked man made a threatening and crude comment to a little girl in front of her mother, just feet from a police station.
Authorities arrested Shane Shuyler on Thursday after he was found allegedly naked in a children's playground behind the North Miami Beach Police Headquarters.
According to the victim's mother, Shuyler was hiding under a slide on the playground. The mother said a nude Shuyler came out and ran up to her and her family, approached her 3-year-old daughter and said, "Hi, pretty girl. Hi, pretty girl ... I want to stick it in you."
When police took Shuyler in custody, he had bath salts on him. The discussion of the dangers of drugs, specifically bath salts, synthetic and designer drugs is on the rise after Rudy Eugene's violent attack: chewing off 80 percent of Ronald Poppo's face under the MacArthur Causeway.
Designer drugs are known to lead to hallucinations and violent acts.
Another recent case involving synthetic drugs surrounded homeless man Brandon DeLeon, who police thought to be on a drug called Cloud 9. According to police, DeLeon tried to bite off an officer's hand while in custody.
While Eugene's toxicology report is still pending, the personnel file of the officer who shot and killed Eugene has been released. Miami Police Officer Jose Ramirez has been with the department since 2008. The officer's personnel file was relatively thin with numerous commendations, only one minor complaint and two incidents of use of force.
Eugene allegedly growled at Ramirez before he was fatally shot. He was also naked.
Bath salts are thought to raise body temperature, leading to overheating and agitation.
Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño has already banned synthetic marijuana in his city, and now wants to make it more difficult to purchase bath salts in Sweetwater. "There is an avenue, there is a mechanism that we can implement to outlaw and ban this from our cities," he said.
Shuyler now faces a number of charges, including several counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 16.
A judge released him to Jackson Memorial Hospital for a psychological evaluation.
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