Drunk, Shirtless, Florida Man Arrested After Punching A Woman In The Head And Going Door To Door Picking Fights

Published November 9, 2018

Norman's rampage began when he punched a woman in a trailer park and ended after he ran into a chainlink fence and passed out.

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Escambia County JailChristopher Norman’s mugshot.

The notorious “Florida Man” is at it again. This time he comes in the form of a drunk, shirtless, Pensacola resident who went door to door in a neighborhood looking for a fight.

According to the Pensacola News Journal, 32-year-old Christopher Doyle Norman was arrested on Oct. 30 for multiple offenses including home invasion, battery, burglary, larceny, and criminal mischief.

All of these charges came from a single drunken rampage that began when Norman kicked open the gate to a trailer park.

Norman then approached a woman who was sitting outside of her mobile home and punched her in the side of the head. Not quite finished with the mobile home yet, Norman damaged the home’s ladder and exterior door before continuing on.

When he arrived at the next neighbor’s house, he fell through the home’s open front door which caused one of the residents to pick up a hammer and order Norman to leave. Norman eventually left the trailer park but not before yelling that he would “come back and burn the trailer down.”

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Once he was done with the trailer park, Norman made his way to a nearby apartment complex, knocked on the doors and dared the residents to “fight him.” One resident understandably shut his door in Norman’s face and locked it. This prompted the 32-year-old to ram his shoulder into the door which consequently caused damage to the door and the frame.

Next, Norman let himself into an apartment whose door was unlocked and screamed at the two men inside to “fight him” as well. He chased the men around a table and threw a lamp at them when he couldn’t catch them – luckily, the lamp missed.

Most likely hungry from all of his running around, Norman grabbed a slice of pizza from the apartment and then chased one of the men into a bedroom. The other man tried to call 911 but Norman snatched the landline from his hand and hit him in the back of the head with it.

The men tried to escape Norman by running outside but he followed and chased them around the apartment complex. Norman’s drunken rampage came to a screeching halt when he ran into a chain fence, knocked it down, and then passed out on top of it.

Police arrived on the scene a short while later to find an unresponsive Norman who appeared to be intoxicated. As they handcuffed Norman he made vague threats against the officers.

Thankfully, the victims of Norman’s rampage sustained no major injuries. However, the woman he punched in the head told officers that she had a brain tumor and would need to undergo a thorough medical exam.

Norman is currently being held in Escambia County Jail on $262,500 bond.

Next, check out the story of Florida’s “Nub City,” where residents cut off their own appendages for insurance money. Then, take a look at the armless Florida man who was arrested for stabbing tourists with scissors.

Caroline Redmond
Caroline is a writer living in New York City who holds a Bachelor's in science from the University of Florida. Her work has appeared in People, Yahoo, Bustle, Entertainment Weekly, and The Boston Herald.
Leah Silverman
A former associate editor for All That's Interesting, Leah Silverman holds a Master's in Fine Arts from Columbia University's Creative Writing Program and her work has appeared in Catapult, Town & Country, Women's Health, and Publishers Weekly.