Video captured the moment a Florida man stripped naked and then assaulted people at the UFC Gym in Midtown Miami on Tuesday night. The nude assailant was escorted out of the gym, attacked random people on the sidewalk, harassed an elderly man, and was later tased by police.
A man was reportedly attending a boxing class on Tuesday night when he abruptly got naked and then started assaulting other gym patrons.
"The boxing coach said he was a little off, he wasn’t hitting the bag as usual. The member walked his way downstairs and he was just acting very bizarre," UFC Gym assistant general manager Ray Lopez told WTVJ.
The man got into a fight with another gym member – who slammed him against exercise equipment.
Staff at the UFC Gym attempted to restrain the naked man, but he continued to be aggressive. It took several employees to physically escort the naked man out of the gym.
"He was just becoming dangerous, so at that point, the coaches just picked him up and took him out," Lopez explained.
Once outside, the naked man attacked random people on the sidewalk. Video shows the perpetrator running up to someone from behind and punching the person in the back of the head.
The suspect is seen harassing an elderly man in a wheelchair until someone hits him in the head.
The assailant confronts two men near a work truck, then one of the men pushes him to the ground. The shoeless suspect then sprints down the road.
Officers arrived at the crime scene, and the man attempted to open the door of the police SUV.
A police officer tased the man, but he was completely unfazed and continued to advance toward the cop.
Miami Police Department spokesperson Kiara Delva said, "They gave him many commands to stop and comply, which he completely disregarded. Our officer was forced to discharge his Taser, at which point, they were able to place him into custody."
Police officers were finally able to subdue the man, put him in handcuffs, and take him into custody.
The man has not been identified by authorities.
"Completely 100 percent not acceptable. Detectives are still working in the case to determine at one point they can charge accordingly to his actions while he gets the mental evaluation he needs," Delva stated.
Lopez said, "I just hope he gets the mental help he needs to overcome this with whatever he’s going through."
WFLA reported, "Gym officials say his membership has been revoked."
(WARNING: Graphic video)
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