Shirtless Pensacola man arrested for going house to house looking for someone to fight
32-year-old Christopher Doyle Norman was arrested Tuesday night for numerous offenses including home invasion, battery, burglary, larceny and criminal mischief.
According to Escambia County authorities, Norman -drunken and shirtless- was arrested after barging into a number of Pensacola homes looking for a fight. He allegedly ended up running into a fence and knocking himself out, according to an Escambia County Sheriff's Office arrest report.
According to the Pensacola News Journal, Norman allegedly began his rampage by kicking open a gate in the 2000 block of Langley Avenue, approaching a woman who was sitting outside her mobile home and punching her in the side of the head, before damaging a ladder and the exterior door of the residence. He then moved on to the home next door, where he allegedly fell through the open front door.
One of the residents grabbed a hammer and ordered Norman to leave, and he allegedly left the trailer park yelling he would "come back and burn the trailer down," the report said.
Norman allegedly went to a nearby apartment complex and began knocking on an apartment door. When the resident answered, a shirtless Norman allegedly began yelling at the resident to "fight him."
When the resident closed and locked the door, Norman allegedly began to ram the door with his shoulder causing damage to the door and frame.
Norman allegedly moved on to another residence where he walked in through the closed but unlocked door and began yelling for the apartments' two male occupants to fight him, before chasing the victims around a table, and unable to catch them, threw a lamp at them and missed.
According to the report, Norman grabbed a slice a pizza before chasing one of the victims into a bedroom and snatching a landline phone from a victim who was attempting to dial 9-1-1. Norman allegedly swung the phone at the victim several times, hitting him once in the back of the head.
Norman chased the man outside and around the apartment complex before running into a chain fence, knocking it down and passing out on top of it, the report said.
Deputies arrived on scene to find Norman unresponsive and seemingly under the influence of alcohol. They were able to handcuff Norman without further incident, though he allegedly made vague threats to deputies during his arrest.
The woman who was punched in the head declined to be transported to a hospital, though she told deputies she had a brain tumor and would need a thorough medical examination. There were no other major injuries reported at the scene, according to the report.
Norman is currently being held in Escambia County Jail on $262,500 bond.