Suspicious man arrested after wandering around Port Charlotte neighborhood

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Deputies arrested a man after several residents reported him as suspicious for his behavior throughout their neighborhood.

Richard Schumacher, 28, was wandering around Heritage Oak Park Boulevard in Port Charlotte on Sunday. The resident who called police said Schumacher rang their doorbell then seemed confused when the door was answered. The resident then realized he had forced his way onto the lanai in order to ring the doorbell.

When deputies arrived, another resident said Schumacher had gone into the community clubhouse and stolen a newspaper.

He was stopped by deputies as he left the clubhouse. Authorities said he was sweating profusely and cussed at deputies when they asked for his identification. They told him that they were responding to a call about a suspicious person. Schumacher claimed to have been looking for a relative's residence but wasn't able to give an address and refused to share his identification. 

Schumacher then threw a punch at a deputy and tried to run away. Deputies used a Taser to stop him and he continued to yell at them. He also threatened to kill them. Schumacher continued to struggle against and kick deputies until he was placed in a patrol car.

Earlier this month, Schumacher had been released from the Charlotte County Jail after being arrested for resisting law enforcement and felony battery. He didn't provide a home address when he left and failed to register as a convicted felon.

He has been charged with resisting an officer with violence, occupied burglary of a dwelling, two counts of violation of probation, failure to register as a convicted felon and petit theft.