Charles Baker, 26, went to his girlfriend’s home to visit his children while under the influence of an unknown substance, a major newspaper reported.
When Baker arrived, he barged in and began yelling, taking off his clothes and throwing furniture.
Jeffrey Blake, who lives in the home, attempted to restrain Baker, but Baker fought back by biting a chunk of flesh from Blake’s arm.
Blake managed to restrain Baker until two police officers arrived on the scene, though Baker refused to respond to the officers’ orders.
One deputy deployed his electronic control device after giving a verbal warning.
But Baker resisted the shock, prompting the deputies to use the device three more times before several other officers arrived on the scene and were able to subdue and handcuff him.
Baker was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton for evaluation before being transported to the jail.
It was not immediately clear what substance Baker had ingested, but Florida has played host to a recent spate of bizarre behaviour by people under the influence of synthetic drugs marketed as “bath salts.”