Officer Andrew Loos, of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, responds to a call of a naked man – only wearing a cowboy hat – breaking and entering into a nearby house. Upon arriving, Officer Loos is met by an agitated male victim who claims the naked man was sitting on his porch before walking into the house next door. The suspect is found lying on the couch, wearing nothing but a birthday hat inside his sister’s apartment. The woman explains that her brother is visiting and that his behavior is not typical of him. However, the man claims he has not taken any illegal substances. Officer Loos realizes the man is experiencing excited delirium since he proclaims peace, love, and happiness one second and then quickly becomes aggressive. Officer Loos deescalates the situation from getting physical or violent until the paramedics arrive. The suspect will be taken to the hospital for medical evaluation, however, the victim is dissatisfied with the entire situation.
Birthday Suit Blues
Las Vegas Metro Police Department
How did you get into Law Enforcement?
I served 9 years in the military and felt drawn to serve the new community that I wanted to call home.
What was your first arrest?
My first arrest was for domestic battery. I handled myself fairly well but messed up the paperwork badly. My FTEP Sergeant had me spend a few hours correcting my mistakes. I’ve gotten a little better since then.
What is your favorite part about your job?
The fact that I can have the opportunity to positively effect someone’s life everyday.
I’m an avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. It’s a great sport. The main thing I love doing though is being a dad to my kids.
What is your favorite quote or saying?
The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is the inaction of good men.
A gunnery sergeant told me that once and it stuck with me.