An Orlando man suspected of consuming synthetic drugs is also accused of head-butting an Orlando police officer after defecating in a police interview room, authorities said.
Ortiz was among a group of roughly 40 people who gathered at outside in the 40 block of North Magnolia Avenue after 5 p.m. Friday, police said.
Many were yelling and starting fights, so police began to clear out some of the participants.
Officer Mark Levy recognized one of them, Ortiz, from previous police encounters.
Ortiz appeared to be rolling a joint, the report said.
“Ortiz looked up at me and attempted to conceal the joint in his right hand. I reached for his right hand and ordered Ortiz to ‘stop,’ ” Levy’s report said. “I grasped his right wrist and Ortiz pulled his arm away from me and threw the joint on a grated vent in the sidewalk attempting to destroy it. Ortiz then attempted to get around me and walk east on Wall Street.”
Levy detected the odor of synthetic drugs, possibly the fake marijuana commonly known as “K2” or the synthetic drugs called bath salts.
He ordered Ortiz to stop and the suspect resisted.
“I directed Ortiz to the ground and ordered him to ‘stop resisting’ and ‘put your arms behind your back’ numerous times,” Levy wrote.
A short time later, he placed handcuffs on Ortiz.
But he “suddenly and unexpectedly pulled his arms over his head and in front of his body” and threw a plastic container containing suspected synthetic drugs into the street.
As officers restrained Ortiz, he threatened Levy, saying he was going to head-butt the officer.
Ortiz was arrested and brought to the downtown office for the bike patrol, where he urinated and defecated on the floor, a report said.
Then Ortiz fell and hit his head as he was being taken to the Orange County Jail, according to a report.
The fire department took to Ortiz a local hospital.
Hours later, as Levy was trying to put Ortiz into his vehicle at the hospital, “Ortiz suddenly and aggressively delivered a head butt to the right side temple,” Levy said in a report.
“Ortiz came at me trying to head butt me a second time,” his report said.
Hospital security officers helped Levy secure Ortiz in the vehicle.
Ortiz was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and resisting an officer without violence.
He was also charged with tampering with physical evidence and nuisances injurious to health.