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Video Shows Deranged Naked Man Assaulting People and Doing Gymnastics at San Francisco Subway Station

Did any passersby intervene?

Editor's note: The video in this post contains graphic material and will be offensive to some readers.

A deranged naked man seemingly lost his mind at a San Francisco BART station last month as he went back and forth from assaulting and accosting people to performing flips, handstands and other gymnastic moves. The bizarre incident was caught on video.

The video, recorded by a BART station agent on May 10, shows the naked man going after and attacking several commuters.

The man can be seen pushing one woman after she fell to the ground. The woman, visibly shaken up, was able to make it into the BART station's booth with the station agent and hide from the naked attacker.

“Oh my God, I cannot believe that,” the station agent says in the video as the man does a handstand on one of the turnstiles.

Other than a BART maintenance worker who attempted to stop the man from getting near passengers, most people seemingly just watched the chaos unfold as they waited for police. The video is only a little more than three minutes long, but it surely felt like an eternity for the people who witnessed the ordeal.

"[The police] need to come quicker," the station agent says.

The naked attacker is later seen in the video putting a man in a bear hug and trying to tackle him to the ground. Once again, other than the maintenance worker, no one else intervenes as mostly everyone seems to try to ignore the situation.

Watch video of the scary incident below (Warning: The video has been edited by the San Francisco Chronicle to remove some nudity, but the following footage still contains profanity and nudity):

The Daily Mail describes what happened next:

On the Facebook page of local blog Mission Mission an eyewitnesses provided more details on the incident, which apparently started above ground where the 'naked man began shedding his clothes, running around screaming, and jumping on top of cars.'

It took a team of police officers to shut down the station and eventually wrestle the man to the ground and wheel him out on a stretcher.

After his arrest, the man was taken for a mental evaluation.

It is unclear how long horrified passengers were forced to wait for police to respond.

Police later identified that man as 24-year-old Yeiner Garizabalo. As it turns out, friends say he is a dedicated acrobat and performer who goes by the name Yeiner Perez.

More details on the suspect

“He’s been through a lot of stress — he seems to have been having a breakdown,” said Slim Chance, who leads the Berkeley circus troupe ClownSnotBombs. Perez was a member from January to early May. “That seems to be the tip of it right there. I just can’t tell you anything more because I don’t really know what his state is. It’s not at all like his normal character.”

Chance said Perez, normally a “workaholic acrobat,” stopped showing up to the group’s practices several days before the episode.

“I don’t think it was anything with drugs,” Chance said. “I don’t know. We’re thinking he may have even had a stroke sometime last year. We’ve been trying to piece it together ourselves.”


Perez was taken to California Pacific Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation and then was kept by the facility on an emergency psychiatric hold, Allison said. He was later released, though Allison did not know when. BART police have issued a warrant for his arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor battery.

One elderly woman reportedly injured her back when she was pushed by Perez. The BART maintenance worker was also kicked several times but no serious injuries were reported.

TheBlaze is not publishing the unedited video of the incident, however, it can be viewed on YouTube here.

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