ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — Police said security footage captured images of a naked 21-year-old man who’s accused of throwing himself into a mini-van and charging at a second vehicle in Anaheim.
The incident occurred inside the parking structure of an apartment complex about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
It was then Clarisa Vidrio, a witness, said she’d entered her vehicle and she saw the man in her rear-view mirror.
“All of a sudden on the rear-view mirror of my vehicle, I see this naked guy just running towards my neighbor’s car, which was parked right next to me,” Vidrio told CBS2’s Stacey Butler.
Police said the tape shows the man they identified as Garrett Smith of Riverside throwing himself into a van, shattering the glass.
“When our neighbor told me the story and I didn’t believe her at first,” said Charlie Barnes, whose van was damaged.
“Once he fell back, I was scared. I was shocked. I didn’t know what else to do so I backed up,” said Vidrio, who backed into her neighbor’s fence.
As Butler reports, as she tried to get away, Vidrio says the suspect charged her.
“That’s when he jumped on my vehicle. Whole body in the front of my windshield,” said Vidrio, who was terrified and stepped on the gas.
“Once I turned and bumped into my neighbor’s van, that’s when I saw the guy flying off the car,” she said.
Vidrio said she slammed into a wall, which was the only way she knew to shake him off her vehicle.
She then called police, and says the suspect took off running.
“I was scared,” she said. “I literally thought I was gonna die that day.”
Police said they detained the suspect a few blocks away. He remains in custody, but is currently at the hospital.
Butler said he is expected to face assault charges, according to police.