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Naked man arrested in Oceanside

Posted: 11:19 PM, Apr 13, 2017
Updated: 2017-04-14 02:21:35-04

Police had to use a stun gun on a naked man in Oceanside early Thursday.

Several people called police after seeing a man, wearing nothing but black socks, walking down North Coast Highway shortly after 1 a.m.

"I see a gentleman walk by with no shirt, I thought nothing of it, it's just a guy walking without a shirt, we're by the beach," said Justin Quinene, who was behind the front desk at La Quinta Inn.

Quinene said when the naked man started heading towards the motel lobby, he called police.

"We have people coming from all over the place, staying here, cause we're right next to the beach," he said.  "And it sucks that they have stuff like this go on while they try and stay here."

When police arrived, they tried to calm the man, but he refused to comply.

"He was just really not being compliant at all, he was screaming, he was just screaming profanity," said Quinene.

An officer used a stun gun on him, hitting him in the stomach. Even when the man was down on the ground, he still refused to put his hands behind his back.

"When he was down on the ground he was saying give me a gun now, just shoot me now," said Quinene.

Police arrested 18-year-old Manuel Gonzalez.

Gonzalez bailed out of jail Thursday morning and went to his girlfriend's house. Police were there when he arrived because she had called them to file a domestic violence report against Gonzalez.

Police arrested him again and he was booked into the Vista jail.