AUSTIN (KXAN) - It was a shocking sight for North Austin neighbors on Sundaymorning, when a stark naked man ran around a parking lot, jumpingup and down on cars and trucks. Police responded to a call of twomen fighting at the 8200 block of Sam Rayburn Drive, but when theygot there, they found a man on top of a car, jumping and beating onits roof.
"When I came outside, that man, he was jumping off the fence,jumping on the truck," said Martha Gonzalez, a neighbor whowitnessed 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 oldman was under the influence of some kind of drug, possibly PCP. "Hewas like butt-naked," said Gonzalez. "He didn't have nothing, nounderwear, nothing, just going off."
Another neighbor, Maria Leal, said they were waiting for thepolice to take him away, when he damaged their fence and dentedtheir 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 ithappened. "I got scared because I heard this thing fall and all thestuff just fell and broke," said Castillo. "He got on top of thecar and started jumping on it and dancing on it, like naked, noclothes or nothing on. He took off his shirt, pants and tore offhis boxers and just started jumping on the truck."
Castillo said the man does not live in the housing area on SamRayburn, but that she sees him hanging around the neighborhood allthe 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 tookhim to Brackenridge hospital for further assesment. He was laterbooked in the Travis County Jail. APD officials are not releasinghis name at this time.
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