Police order transport van to take obese man to jail after being unable to squeeze him into police car (video)By Mason White 4:37 PM October 23, 2014
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) An obese man who was placed under arrest for beating his girlfriend, did not fit into a police car, police in Florida said.
The 42-year-old woman of Deltona, told police that she was attacked by her 500-pound boyfriend after he got drunk and naked in the shower.
“He’s drunk and he’s just acting crazy,” the woman said about 45-year-old Howard Hendrix. The incident unfolded on Sunday, at their home located in Jutland Street.
Hendrix of Apopka, was in the bathroom, freshly showered and naked when police officers arrived. He agreed with the officer’s request to put his clothes on.
Later, Hendrix threw himself to the ground, forcing police officers to drag him outside. When they reached the patrol car, the officers were unable to put him into the vehicle.
A prisoner transport van was called and Hendrix was taken to the Volusia County Jail in Daytona Beach.
Hendrix is accused of attacking the woman, punching her chest, slapping her on the face and spitting in her face.
He also made a hole in a wall and destroyed a chair. Hendrix was charged with simple assault. He was also charged with criminal mischief, assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest without violence.