A naked man terrorized a Pasadena restaurant Tuesday, causing over $10,000 in damages, and the bizarre incident was caught on the restaurant’s surveillance camera.
The manager of the Juicy Wingz restaurant on the 2600 block of East Colorado Boulevard, who only wanted to go by his first name, Tony, was familiar with the man from an incident in the restaurant the day before.
When Tony asked the man to leave the establishment, the suspect “just went crazy,” Tony told CBS Los Angeles.
The naked terror, later confirmed to be 20-year-old Daniel Pimentel of Pasadena, appeared to grab a sign post and walked to the front of the store before jumping on top of a room divider where he began to sing, curse, and threaten to kill Tony.
Things escalated when he tore a bathroom sign of the wall and threw it. Then he pulled off a piece of crown moulding and attacked the security camera above him.
At that point, he began to strip down, as seen on the video.
“[He] started taking off his clothes and got all naked,” Tony told CBS Los Angeles.
Tony did his best to calm down the naked, angry man but “he was in another world,” he said.
Eventually, the nude suspect climbed down from the divider, allegedly threatened Tony again – this time with the crown moulding – and left the restaurant buck naked, but not before he punched holes in the ceiling, and broke a granite countertop and a tablet computer.
And that wasn’t all.
Pimental later came back to the restaurant fully dressed and tried to attack Tony again, but was promptly arrested by police who had arrived shortly after he walked out in the buff.
The suspect was arrested for felony vandalism and assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Pasadena Star News. He was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation.
Pimental is being held at the Pasadena jail in lieu of $30,000 bail before being transferred to county jail.
“I feel really bad for him,” said Tony, adding that the staff of Juicy Wingz hopes Daniel gets the help he needs.
Feature photo: CBS2 video screenshot