Naked man arrested after attacking motorists near high school

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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As some parents in Victorville, California were taking their children to school on Monday, they were confronted with a naked man who appeared to be trying to gain entry into passing vehicles around the intersection of El Evado and Seneca roads.

The man, later identified as Daniel Anglin, 19, of San Bernardino was said to have been wandering through traffic, screaming incoherently, and mumbling in tongues.

“You couldn’t even make out what he was actually saying,” said Lydia Lopez, a witness. “He was just screaming, ‘Ahhh!’ And just constantly screaming.” Lopez, decided to call 911, and shoot cellphone video of the incident until police arrived, about ten minutes later.

“It really did look like more of a like zombie,” Lopez said. “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.”

When police arrived, they were able to subdue Anglin after shooting him with a police issued taser gun. According to police, before being shot with the taser, Anglin tried to take control of a deputy’s SUV. Anglin was charged with suspicion of carjacking, burglary, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Lopez also praised the job of the police officer that subdued Anglin, saying “He did his job, and I think he did it well,”.

Anglin’s mother, identified only as Denise, later told police and news reporters, that her son suffers from a bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, and admitted that he was also under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the incident. Denise went on to say that this is her son’s first run-in with the law, and she hopes that the courts will show mercy on him.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, both usage and availability, for illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, has gone down among school aged children in the last two decades. NIDA statistics show usage down to 27.2 percent in 2014, from it’s peak of 34.1 percent in 1997.