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Citizens help Sacramento police arrest naked man asking for job

11:12 AM, Feb 27, 2012   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, CA - A couple of helpful citizens assisted police in the arrest of a man who showed up at a Sacramento welding shop asking for a job in nothing but his birthday suit.

The Sacramento Police Department received a call of a naked man causing a disturbance at Johnson Welding Fabrication in the 1600 block of Juliesse Avenue.

"I turned around and this naked man is walking into my shop," said owner Chris Johnson.

The man was speaking incoherently in Spanish and even told bystanders to call police, according to witnesses.

When officers arrived to the scene the suspect, who has been identified as Jose Ayala, 36, resisted arrest and began to fight officers.

Ayala grabbed a female officer's hair and refused to let go even after being taken to the ground by a pair of officers.

That's when Johnson, who'd been recording the incident on his iPhone jumped in to help.

"I ran over, punched him in the face and they all three went on the ground," said Johnson. 

Johnson's brother Eric, along with a cousin and a friend all pitched in to help the two officers subdue Ayala.

Ayala was described as being incoherent and appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine or some other drug. 

"This guy could have got ahold of either one of their pieces and it was dangerous," said Johnson, explaining why he chose to intervene.

The officer, who was not being identified, and the suspect  sustained minor scratches and abrasions during the fight.

Ayala was taken to the hospital for to be checked out and then taken to the Sacramento County Jail where he's facing charges for resisting arrest, trying to escape, assault on a police officer and indecent exposure.

He was being held without bail with an immigration hold, indicating he is apparently not an American citizen.

Johnson said he had trouble sleeping after the incident and now has even more regard for what police go through.

To Johnson, the moral was fairly simple: "Drugs are bad. They make you naked and arrested."

 

Sacramento Police Department

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