FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A man accused of shooting at a sheriff’s deputy outside a South Florida nightclub told a judge during a first appearance hearing that he is his lawyer and not the suspect.

During the Wednesday hearing, 24-year-old Demetrius Vidale told Broward County Judge Kenneth Gottlieb that his “client” has been assaulted, kidnapped and is being held against his will.

The SunSentinel ( ) reports Vidale is accused of the attempted murders of a man at the nightclub and a Broward Sheriff’s deputy responding to the call early Monday. The deputy wasn’t injured. The other man is expected to recover.

An arrest report says Vidale defecated on a signed search warrant. He also refused to let deputies take his picture, fingerprints or DNA, saying a judge has “no jurisdiction over him.”

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