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Semi-nude man stops police officers and snorts cocaine in front of them

By Mason White 5:32 PM April 27, 2017
Joshua Benz
Joshua Benz
By: Tanya Clark

Police officers who were assisting firefighters with fighting a fire, were shocked to see a semi-nude man snorting cocaine in front of them, according to police in Florida.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 25-year-old Joshua Benz, after being accused of doing drugs in front of police.

Benz has been charged with one count of possession of cocaine.

He was booked into the Collier County Jail, and his bail has been set at $5,000.

According to the police investigation, on Friday, Benz was walking topless in the middle of 11th Street SW, during a mandatory evacuation order.

He motioned to a passing patrol car to stop. When the officers stopped, he was told that he had to evacuate from the area.

Benz then showed the officers his submerged Ford pickup truck in a nearby canal. He then pulled out a clear plastic bag containing a white substance, and snorted it for 4 seconds in front of the officers.

He then turned around, and put his hands behind his back while holding the plastic bag. Benz was arrested at the scene, and the plastic bag with the white substance was confiscated.

Tests confirmed that the white substance was cocaine.