LAS VEGAS, NV – A naked man in Las Vegas managed to evade a police officer’s clutches before commandeering his police vehicle and leading officers on a 15-minute, five-mile pursuit on Tuesday. The incident, which was captured on video, ended with the man running a red light and crashing into a Ford Explorer.
The man, identified as 29-year-old Clyde Cabulisan, now faces multiple felony charges including robbery, disobeying a peace officer, endangering people and property, and battery on a protected person. He is also charged with misdemeanor counts of reckless driving, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, and driving under the influence, according to online records from the Clark County Detention Center. No charges have been filed for indecent exposure.
Cabulisan’s brother informed the police that he had suffered a “mental breakdown”. The incident was captured on video by Kyle Even, a driver who was near the scene. Even initially thought he was approaching an accident scene when he saw the flashing lights on Blue Diamond Road and Buffalo Drive. Instead, he witnessed Cabulisan walking naked along the highway and resisting arrest.
The video shows Cabulisan knocking the officer’s hat off and forcing him to the ground in the middle of an intersection. Cabulisan then managed to get into the driver’s side of the police vehicle and drive away, leading police on a chase. The pursuit ended when Cabulisan ran a red light and crashed into a Ford Explorer, critically injuring its occupants, a 34-year-old woman and her 43-year-old male passenger.
Cabulisan was arraigned at Las Vegas Justice Court on Thursday. The status of his plea is currently unknown.