By Max Winters For Mailonline
Published: 08:55 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 08:55 GMT, 3 March 2020
Marcus Bent has revealed the bizarre story of how he was tasered at his Surrey home when he greeted police officers with a meat cleaver and kitchen knife while hallucinating after taking cocaine.
The 41-year-old is currently playing in the lower tiers of English football after a career spanning 16 years at the top of the domestic game.
Bent scored 40 goals in 214 Premier League games, enjoying spells at Everton, Ipswich, Charlton and Wigan among other clubs.
Marcus Bent was tasered at home after greeting police with a meat cleaver and kitchen knife
Bent scored 40 goals in 214 Premier League appearances and enjoyed a spell at Charlton
Bent arrives at court in February 2016 on charges of affray and possession of a class A drug
But now he has opened up about his off-field problems and specifically one night in September 2015.
Bent called Surrey Police one evening because he believed somebody had broken into his apartment. Three police officers arrived at first and, although there was no answer, they could hear him inside calling for help.