A naked man brawled with a Las Vegas police officer in the middle of a busy road before stealing the cop’s patrol vehicle and crashing — leaving two people critically injured.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of a naked man possibly experiencing a mental health crisis in the street near Blue Diamond Road and Buffalo Drive around 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
Video filmed by a nearby driver obtained by KLAS shows an LVMPD officer fighting with the naked man, later identified as 29-year-old Clyde Cabulisan, in the middle of an intersection.
The two can be seen wrestling and at one point Cabulisan knocks the officer’s hat off and forces him to the ground.
The suspect then jumps into the marked Ford F-150 and speeds off with the lights still flashing, video shows.
“You got a cop and a naked dude. I thought he was going to be handcuffed and thrown to the ground,” Kyle Even, who filmed the altercation, told KLAS.
He said he was glad the officer was not run over.
After jacking the police vehicle, Cabulisan headed north on Rainbow and led police in a chase for more than five miles, according to police.
He then crossed the meridian, drove into oncoming traffic and blew through a red light at Hacienda Avenue, crashing into the passenger side of a Ford Explorer.
A 34-year-old woman behind the wheel of the Explorer and a 43-year-old male passenger suffered critical injuries and were taken to University Medical Center’s Trauma Unit, police said.
Cabulisan also suffered severe injuries in the crash. He was taken into custody before also being taken to the hospital.
He is facing four charges, according to court documents: robbery, disobeying a peace officer and endangering people/property, grand larceny of a motor vehicle, and battery on a protected person.
Cabulisan is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.