A bloody, naked man, whom witnesses described as zombie-like, wreaked havoc on a Victorville, California, neighborhood, Monday, breaking into an apartment and attempting to steal multiple cars, authorities told the Los Angeles Times. The man was reportedly uncontrollable and incoherent as residents and police attempted to bring the situation near a school in the desert town under control.
Police said Daniel Anglin, 19, probably was under the influence of a controlled substance when he terrorized Victorville Monday morning. Cell phone footage of a portion of the incident showed a naked man getting into a confrontation with a driver who pushed back against him while he attempted to enter the driver's vehicle, according to KCAL in Los Angeles.
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Residents said the man was incomprehensible and hard to reach. "It really did look like more of a like zombie,” witness Lydia Lopez told KCAL. “He was in a zombie state of mind in a way ’cause looking at his face, you can just tell. He just wasn’t there. It didn’t even look like he knew what he was doing.”
A different witness, who chose not to be identified, described the man as both seeming like a "zombie" and looking like "Frankenstein," according to KABC in Los Angeles.
The man was first spotted at an intersection where he tried to take two different vehicles, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department told the LA Times. At some point, the man also broke into an apartment, but was confronted by the owner, which caused him to run away. Deputies arrived on the scene and Anglin then attempted to steal their patrol cruiser, officials told the LA Times.
The entire bizarre incident reportedly lasted about 10 minutes before police brought it under control. Officers used batons and, eventually, a Taser to subdue the man, reported KABC. He was then treated by paramedics. Anglin was arrested on suspicion of carjacking, burglary and being under the influence of a controlled substance, according to KABC.