Naked man stunned with Taser after trying to punch Merrimack officer


WMUR Updated: 12:27 PM EST Dec 2, 2018

A man walking completely naked in the parking lot of a Merrimack hotel was stunned with a Taser on Friday night after police say he tried to punch an officer.

Richard Chase, 52, has been charged with indecent exposure, attempted assault and resisting arrest.

Police were called to the Residences at Daniel Webster hotel about 10:30 Friday night after someone reported that a nude Chase was knocking on a guest’s door. Officers found Chase in the parking lot and said he became aggressive, according to a Merrimack police press release.

Police said they deployed a Taser after Chase tried to punch an officer, who avoided being hit, and continued to be combative. He was taken into a custody a short time later.

Chase is set to appear in court Dec. 13. Police said he was out on parole on a weapons charge.