We can tell you firsthand, that K-2 can be a monster...
Two Angelina County deputies also found that out Monday afternoon after they responded to a welfare check on FM 1475. There they found 48-year-old Douglas Paul McCoy sitting by the side of the highway in a state of agitation.
And pretty much the second the cops rolled up, McCoy got up and stripped himself naked.
Though the cops already knew McCoy to be something of a loose cannon, this was a surprise development.
"We've had dealings with him before about stalking his ex-wife," deputy Bryan Holley told KTRE. (McCoy spent three months behind bars earlier this year for violating a protective order for the second time.) "But I have to say this still surprised us when he took all his clothes off."
Holley went on to say that McCoy had been smoking K-2 (a synthetic chemical replication of marijuana), and that he was pretty much "very anti-social, anti-government, anti-law enforcement" in general. Holley said that McCoy berated him and his partner and threatened to disarm both of them.
A tussle ensued. The lawmen eventually wrestled McCoy to the ground and threw him butt-nekkid in the back of their squad car.
Subduing McCoy hadn't been easy, Holley said.
"It's a little awkward just because when he's naked, you don't have anything to grab hold of." Which doesn't speak too highly of certain of McCoy's manly attributes, but anyway...
McCoy was jailed on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication. According to the Lufkin Daily News, McCoy was "extremely non-compliant" during the booking process, so much so that he had to be strapped to a chair with a spit guard clamped over his mouth.
McCoy was turned loose around 8:30 the next morning, about 20 hours older than he was when he entered Angelina County Jail but apparently not one minute the wiser.
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Minutes after walking out into the downtown Lufkin heat, McCoy spotted Holley in front of the sheriff's office and made a "bee-line" for him. McCoy angrily demanded that the lawman return the two little bags of fake-but-potent weed that had been seized the day before.
Holley told McCoy that there was a federal ban on K-2 and that his stash had been entered into evidence.
"That's when he said he was going to kick my ass and come after me," Holley told KTRE. "I told him, 'No, you're not,' and that he was under arrest for retaliation."
Which is a felony. Watch out for that K-2, kids. It's like a bowl of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.