Former NFL wide receiver Davone Bess, who last played for the Cleveland Browns in 2013, was arrested Monday after police in Arizona chased him to his house after he refused to pullover during a routing traffic stop.
While Bess avoided the law by speeding off, TMZ Sports reported further details of the incident once the former wideout got to his home, which included Bess holding himself at knifepoint several times.
Cops tell us … as they pursued Bess he rolled down his window and began making gestures with his hand shaped like a gun and motioning that he was shooting the officer.
Bess hightailed it away from officers in his Mercedes — but was tracked down at his home.
Inside his residence, cops say Bess would go to the window and front door — flashing a knife to cops … and occasionally holding it up to his own throat.
Due to the serious nature of the 30-year-old athlete’s actions, police eventually called in the K-9 unit to try and resolve the situation, which TMZ described.
“For Bess’ own safety it was decided to get him in custody as quickly and safely as possible. At this point a police K-9 was released and the K-9 bit Bess on the left forearm just inside the front door of the residence,” cops say.
“Bess was then taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for the dog bite and a mental evaluation.”
Davone Bess has a history of bizarre behavior, as he was arrested in 2014 for allegedly attacking a police office with a hot cup of coffee, and, more notably, was placed on the non-football illness list by the Browns for the final two games of the 2013 season with emotional distress, leading to his release.
Bess was released on $2,500 bond after his latest arrest, and charged with one felony count each of endangerment, unlawful flight and failure to stop for a police officer.