Cops tase naked woman on Spice armed with shears

Posted at 1:29 PM, May 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-06 16:29:47-04

A naked woman in Bakersfield believed to be high on the synthetic drug Spice was tased and taken into custody after threatening to attack police officers with metal pruning shears, Bakersfield Police said Thursday.

Officers received a call just before 9 a.m. Thursday from Sherie Taylor, 30, who was in the area of 30th Street and Jewett Avenue and said she was not wearing clothes and needed a ride to the hospital or to the jail.

When officers arrived and found Taylor naked from the waist down, they said she ran from them into the front window of a home filled with strangers, who ran from the commotion.

Officers said they struggled to take Taylor into custody, and she was eventually able to grab a set of metal pruning shears.

"Taylor lifted the shears over her head and as she was about to strike one of officers, another officer deployed a Taser preventing the assault," the Bakersfield Police said in a press release Thursday.

Taylor was eventually arrested on suspicion of several charges, and police said they later determined that she was under the influence of the drug Spice during the incident.