You know the joke about California being like a bowl of granola? When you remove the fruits and the flakes, all you have left are the nuts?
BART is the Bay Area Rapid Transit that many San Francisco Bay Area residents use, especially to get from S.F. across the bay to the East Bay and vice versa.
On May 10, 2013, at the 16th Street and Mission Station in S.F., commuters were assaulted, both visually and physically, by a skinny naked guy with bushy hair who works as an acrobat for the Berkeley circus troupe ClownsNotBombs.
I took the following screenshots from a video taken by a BART station agent’s cellphone.
First, the naked guy attacked and traumatized a young woman (in pink top). An unarmed male BART station attendant (in blue shirt) tried to help and succeeded in freeing her from naked guy’s clutches.
Next, naked guy grabbed hold of an elderly woman, injuring her back, followed by more gymnastic maneuvers.
As all this was happening, commuters walked past him as if nothing is out of the ordinary, except for a bicyclist who stopped and gave naked guy a good kick. LOL
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that naked guy was identified by BART police as 24-year-old Yeiner Garizabalo, who goes by the name Yeiner Perez. Here’s his mugshot, courtesy of BART Police:
Perez was taken to California Pacific Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation and then was kept at the facility on an emergency psychiatric hold. When he was released from the hospital, he was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery. He was then released from jail after 48 hours because the district attorney’s office has not yet decided whether to file charges.
KPIX CBS5 says that Perez was handed over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and “is likely now facing deportation.” But law enforcement officials would not confirm Perez’s country of origin, or set a timeline for deportation proceedings.
In the meanwhile, Perez has been fired by ClownsNotBombs, is being monitored by ankle bracelet, and could still face charges from the S.F. District Attorney’s office.
Here’s the video:
So what would you have done if you were at that BART station?