Bradenton police say a man who removed all his clothes, shot a few rounds from a Glock handgun in his apartment and then ran around the apartment complex naked until apprehended had been smoking synthetic marijuana.
The incident, which involved a 23-year-old Bradenton man, occurred at Sheridan Place Apartments in Bradenton at 10:52 p.m. Sunday, according to Capt. Warren Merriman of the Bradenton Police Department.
"We don't know," Merriman replied when asked if the synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, had any bearing in the man's behavior.
Synthetic cannabis is a psychoactive designer drug derived of natural herbs sprayed with synthetic chemicals that, when consumed, allegedly mimic the pleasurable effects of cannabis, according to Wikipedia.
Synthetic marijuana is also sold as fake weed, Spice, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, Moon Rocks and other names, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
No one was injured and none of the rounds entered adjoining apartments, Merriman said.
The man was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for medical evaluation, Merriman said.