LUTZ — Neighbors woke up at the crack of dawn Saturday, deputies say, to Morris Reynolds' voice. They looked up the street to see him in front of a home, jumping up and down, stark naked.
One neighbor called 911. When a deputy arrived at 1869 Tinsmith Circle, a Pasco sheriff's report states, Reynolds, 25, squared off against him, shouting and cussing. As Deputy Bryan Mobley grabbed his radio to call for backup, Reynolds lunged and slapped the deputy in the face with both hands "using maximum force," according to the report.
Reynolds tried to grab Mobley around his middle. The two struggled until Mobley was able to loop a handcuff on Reynolds' wrist. Another deputy arrived and was able to cuff Reynolds' other hand.
Reynolds, of 11731 Elm St. in San Antonio, was arrested on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer with violence. He was released from the Land O'Lakes jail Sunday on $10,000 bail.