FAMU Student Tased at Tallahassee Regional Airport

A man dressed in his underwear was tased last week after he darted into the Tallahassee Regional airport.

Chris Haynes, a Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University student, was dressed in only his underwear when he ran into the main concourse of Tallahassee's Regional Airport around 4 a.m.

Haynes, 26, drove his vehicle to the main entrance of the airport and left his vehicle without attendance in the drop-off loading zone.

He claimed that he had a flight to catch and darted toward the Transportation and Security Administration checkpoint.

Haynes was ordered to stop multiple times by security officials, but he continued to rush toward the checkpoint. Haynes was tased in the back and the buttocks before he was arrested by a Tallahassee Police Department officer.

Haynes did not suffer any injuries and was not in possession of an airline ticket.

"He came in the front of the terminal doors and he stopped in the public area," said Chris Curry, the airport director of Tallahassee Regional Airport.

Chris Curry said the airport runway traffic does not begin until around 6 a.m. and the incident had no impact on operations. The incident happened around 4 a.m., according to police.

The initial police report made an error and stated that Haynes was in possession of nunchucks, which are martial arts fighting sticks. However, a Tallahassee Police Department spokesman said that this statement was an error and that Haynes did not have any weapons on him during that time.

Haynes told TPD that he was aware that the officer was telling him to stop and that he would be shot with a stun gun if he continued to disregard security's commands.

After Haynes was arrested, he said, “I kind of always wanted to be tased.” Police reports show that Haynes informed police that his name was God and he "was deep within sleep, like beyond sleep.”

“In such a public setting, it's understandable that the police would decide quickly based on the safety of others," said Mary Katherine Beasely, a graduate from FSU from Pensacola, Fla.

TPD were unable to tell if Haynes was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time, according to the court records.

Haynes was taken into custody under the Baker Act, which is Florida Mental Heath Act that allows the involuntary institutionalization and examination of an individual. Haynes was taken to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for an evaluation, according to the police report.