Naked man jumping on vehicles at QuikTrip dies after police use Taser

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MESA -- A naked man who reportedly was running around a convenience store parking lot Thursday died hours after Mesa police used a Taser to restrain him.

At approximately 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Mesa police officers were dispatched to the QuikTrip convenience store at Southern Avenue and Country Club Drive after a report of a disturbance.

When the first officer arrived, he found Francisco Sesate, 36, near the front door of the store. Prior to the officer's arrival, witnesses had reported Sesate was naked and running around the parking lot jumping on parked vehicles.

According to the Mesa Police Department, back-up officers arrived and were able to restrain Sesate with a Taser.

The officers noticed that the suspect stopped breathing. Paramedics were called and were able to revive Sesate, who was transported to a local hospital.

The suspect's condition continued to deteriorate and Sesate was pronounced dead just before 9 p.m.

The Mesa Police Department is investigating the case. Police are awaiting autopsy results in order to determine the cause of death.