Updated: Monday, 08 Dec 2008, 2:18 PM CST
Published : Sunday, 07 Dec 2008, 11:00 PM CST
AUSTIN (KXAN) - It was a shocking sight for North Austin neighbors on Sunday morning, when a stark naked man ran around a parking lot, jumping up and down on cars and trucks. Police responded to a call of two men fighting at the 8200 block of Sam Rayburn Drive, but when they got there, they found a man on top of a car, jumping and beating on its roof.
"When I came outside, that man, he was jumping off the fence, jumping on the truck," said Martha Gonzalez, a neighbor who witnessed the scene. "He just wanted dope. He was just trippin' because the guy didn't want to give him none."
Police officials said Sunday that they believe the 28-year old man was under the influence of some kind of drug, possibly PCP. "He was like butt-naked," said Gonzalez. "He didn't have nothing, no underwear, nothing, just going off."
Another neighbor, Maria Leal, said they were waiting for the police to take him away, when he damaged their fence and dented their truck. "Naked, without clothes, without nothing!" said Leal. "It's not right. I want them to help us clean the streets."
Leal's grandaughter, Lanina Castillo, was also home when it happened. "I got scared because I heard this thing fall and all the stuff just fell and broke," said Castillo. "He got on top of the car and started jumping on it and dancing on it, like naked, no clothes or nothing on. He took off his shirt, pants and tore off his boxers and just started jumping on the truck."
Castillo said the man does not live in the housing area on Sam Rayburn, but that she sees him hanging around the neighborhood all the time. Neighbors believe the man wanted drugs.
"We have had other conflicts, other issues in the neighborhood, but never someone stripping down and creating a seen like that," said Gonzalez. Police said they tazed the 28-year-old man and took him to Brackenridge hospital for further assesment. He was later booked in the Travis County Jail. APD officials are not releasing his name at this time.