Man Strips Down, Leads Police on Chase Through San Jose Airport

By: Sophia Silletto - Sun, 03 Jun 2012 19:36:24 -0800

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BCN) -- A naked man at San Jose International Airport led police on a
chase this morning before he was arrested, San Jose police said.

The 25-year-old man was spotted walking through the airport
parking garage at 1661 Airport Blvd. around 6:35 a.m., nude and behaving
erratically, according to police.

Arriving officers found the man near the south end of the parking
garage, but he bolted and led the officers on a foot chase through the garage
and into Terminal B of the airport, police said.

Officers managed to arrest the man outside a security checkpoint
in the terminal after he resisted arrest and fought with officers, according
to police.

One officer suffered moderate injuries during the arrest. He was
taken to a hospital for treatment for injuries that were not
life-threatening, police said.

The transient man was taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
in San Jose to be medically cleared before being booked at Santa Clara County
Jail on suspicion of burglary, indecent exposure and resisting arresting
resulting in injury to a peace officer, police said.

The suspect was not injured during the arrest, police said.

Officers believe the man forced entry into an airport fire station
before he was seen walking nude in the garage. His clothing and personal
items were found inside Fire Station 20 following an investigation, police
said.

Airport and flight operations were unaffected by the incident. The
man did not enter restricted areas and compromise security, police said.
 
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