CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Shortly after 8 p.m., a sweaty, shirtless man allegedly showed up in a garage of a homeowner just off Coral Ridge Drive in Coral Springs last week and attempted to steal her car, a police report said.

Unable to start the car, the man -- later identified as Chase Boutwell, 21, of Coral Springs -- tried to get into the house on NW 26 Street on Oct. 18, but the homeowner shut the door in time and held down the lock as Boutwell pulled on the door handle, the report said.

After that, Boutwell took off, and, moments later, a police officer spotting Boutwell walking down the middle of a road.

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The officer ordered Boutwell to the ground, but Boutwell ran off and tried to enter another house, the report said.  

At that point, the officer fired his Taser at Boutwell after Boutwell refused to get on the ground, the report said.

Now on the ground, Boutwell resisted and, when the officer couldn’t see Boutwell’s arm, which was under him, the officer fired the Taser again at Boutwell.

According to the report, Boutwell continued having violent outbursts and, by then, more officers and paramedics arrived who administered the anesthetic drug Ketamine to control his outbursts.

Boutwell was charged with burglary, grand theft motor vehicle, resisting arrest with violence, and obstructing officer without violence, the report said.

He was taken to Broward County Jail.


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