There is something very wrong with America.
Yesterday morning, in a residential neighborhood near a school in Victorville, California, a naked man, covered with blood, wandered the streets and tried to get into moving cars. Drivers had to fight him to prevent him from getting in.
Victorville is a city with a population of about 122,000 in the southern Californian high desert.
CBS Los Angeles reports, Sept. 28, 2015, that the area along El Evado and Seneca roads in Victorville is usually filled with school buses, parents and students.
But on Monday morning, a naked man covered in blood was wandering the streets and getting into confrontations with some of the parents who had to repel him from their cars.
Witnesses say the man was difficult to comprehend and was yelling at times. Lydia Lopez said, “You couldn’t even make out what he was actually saying. He was just screaming, ‘Ahhh!’ And just constantly screaming.”
Lopez shot the video with her cellphone video which has now gone viral (see below). She had her three young children in the car with her. Lopez said, “It really did look like more of a like zombie. 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 bystander named “Sam” tried to help a woman who kept pushing the naked man away. Sam said, “He was out of his mind. He was like speaking in tongues. He was … didn’t feel no pain. I was stopping the school buses. I was telling them to turn around because there’s a bunch of kids on there and there’s a naked man.” At one point, Sam even kicked naked man to the ground. Zombie-dude then got back up and yelled at Sam. So Sam kicked zombie in the groin.
The horrifying ordeal lasted up to ten minutes before police arrived.
When officers did, they tried to subdue the man and get him to obey their commands. The man attempted to steal a patrol unit before additional deputies arrived and assisted in taking him into custody.
Authorities eventually arrested the suspect who they identified as 19-year-old David Anglin. Anglin is accused of being under the influence of drugs, carjacking, and breaking into a nearby apartment.
According to Daily Press, officials said Anglin broke into an apartment nearby shortly before he was spotted nude on Seneca Road.
Amanda Buchanan said that “Before he was seen walking around naked, he broke into my friend’s house. He was pounding on her windows until one broke — that’s why his hands were covered in blood.” Anglin entered the home and attacked Buchanan’s friend, a woman, who was able to fend him off before reporting the incident to authorities.
Buchanan said her friend “was covered in blood from the attack” and was transported to a local hospital for observation.
Update (Sept. 30):
David Anglin is actually Daniel Anglin, says his mother, Denise.
Denise says her 19-year-old son is “mentally” disabled with bipolar and schizophrenia, and was on methamphetamine during Monday’s incident. She says says Daniel is getting professional help, but sometimes doesn’t take his medication and turns to drugs. The teen was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including carjacking and burglary. He has been released from the hospital and is at an undisclosed location recovering. (CBS Los Angeles)