Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Naked And Bloodied Teen Wandering Street Tries To Steal Cars, Police Say

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

A naked man covered in blood was arrested Monday after breaking into a home and trying to steal three vehicles, including a sheriff's cruiser.

On Monday morning, the man was seen by drivers—including parents dropping their kids at a nearby school—as he wandered naked near the intersection of El Evado Road and Seneca Road in Victorville, reports CBS LA. Video shot by witnesses shows the man—now identified as Daniel Anglin, 19, of San Bernardino—as he attempts to forcibly take two vehicles from drivers. The footage shows Anglin—with blood on his hands and body—get into physical confrontations with some of the drivers as they try to keep him away from their vehicles. One driver is seen pushing Anglin to the ground and kicking him.

According to witnesses, Anglin was also screaming and yelling incomprehensibly in the middle of the street. "He was in a zombie state of mind in a way [because] 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," Lydia Lopez, a witness, told CBS LA.

Roughly 10 minutes after the incident, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, arrived at the scene. While deputies were attempting to get Anglin to follow their commands, he reportedly tried to get into one of their patrol cars. Eventually they subdued Anglin and arrested him.

Support for LAist comes from

Anglin is accused of—perhaps not surprisingly—being under the influence of drugs, carjacking, and breaking into a nearby apartment, which allegedly occurred prior to the incident in the road. After his arrest Anglin was taken to the hospital for treatment and and evaluation.