Darien Officers Fight With & Taser Naked Man Who Breaks Into Home

At approximately 4:30pm on June 30, 2014, the Darien Police Department received numerous reports of a naked male running through yards on Stephen Mather Road. The male was reportedly attempting to gain entry to several residences. Officers arrived on scene and observed a white male without clothes on in the area of Maplewood Drive. Upon seeing officers the male ran off and a foot pursuit ensued. The naked male subsequently entered an unlocked home on Stephen Mather Road which was occupied by the residents. The subject proceeded to run through the residence refusing to comply with officer's commands and entered a room that was occupied by two small children. Officers then fought with the subject and were forced to taser him in order to subdue him. The subject was then taken into custody and no injuries were reported.

The subject was identified as Eric Christensen, age 19, of 17 Thomasina Ln. Darien. It was determined that Christensen was under the influence of a hallucinogenic narcotic and was subsequently hospitalized.

Later that evening Christensen was released from the hospital and turned over to Darien Police. Christensen was then charged with:

Burglary 2nd Degree 53a-102

Risk of Injury To a Minor 53-21

Interfering With an Officer 53a-167a

He was held on a $2,500.00 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 11, 2014.


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