Who Is Florida Man Eric Tyler Mathis? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Charged, Badly Loses Fight With Police

Eric Tyler Mathis
Eric Tyler Mathis

Eric Tyler Mathis Biography, Wiki

Eric Tyler Mathis was fought with Escambia County deputies and K9 Zeek while resisting arrest Thursday afternoon for an attempted home burglary, according to a sheriff’s report.


Eric Tyler Mathis is 25-years-old.

Badly Loses Fight With Police

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the 4900-block of State Street in Escambia County.

According to the report, a caller claimed Mathis was walking in and out of traffic and tried to grab his steering wheel.

Upon arrival to the area, the caller — who was returning home after driving off from Mathis — told deputies Mathis was now on his porch trying to break into his home with his daughter inside.

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The report states deputies saw Mathis hiding behind a blue tarp on the property. Mathis told deputies it was his home and yelled at deputies to leave.

After not complying to deputy orders, Mathis made an aggressive move toward deputies, so they took him to the ground. The report states he continued to resist arrest and fight with deputies.

Two deputies then struck Mathis in the head and face, knocking him unconscious, according to the report. But Mathis quickly regained consciousness before deputies could place him in handcuffs. He started to resist arrest and fight off deputies again — so deputies struck him in the head again, knocking him unconscious a second time.

The report states deputies could still not get Mathis in handcuffs before he regained consciousness again. He began resisting arrest again, so deputies Tasered him on his back, but it proved ineffective.

Deputies then deployed K-9 Zeek on Mathis, according to the report. While Zeek was holding Mathis down, Mathis grabbed Zeek around the neck.

Deputies were finally able to put Mathis in handcuffs and place him under arrest. He is being held in Escambia County Jail on $136,000 bond.

The sheriff’s office says K-9 Zeek is uninjured and doing fine following the incident.


Eric Tyler Mathis, 25, is charged with attempted carjacking, attempted burglary, three counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, and battery on a police K9.

A Florida man was taken into custody after police said he kept attacking two sheriff’s deputies and their K-9 despite losing and regaining consciousness twice — and getting tased — during the scuffle, according to WEARTV.