MANATEE -- A 44-year-old man was arrested Monday outside a McDonald’s after he yelled at an officer demanding he be taken to jail, the sheriff’s office reports.
John Murphy approached a deputy making a traffic stop in the 8000 block of North Tamiami Trail at about 9:30 p.m., yelling into his phone, “I’m about to go to jail for something, watch this,” an arrest report said
He then began walking faster toward the deputy, cursing and shouting, “Take me to jail!”
The deputy told Murphy to stay away because he was obstructing the traffic stop, but he continued to walk and curse, the report said.
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Murphy was then arrested and charged with obstruction and is currently in Manatee County jail on a $500 bond.