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Naked Man Causes Disturbance, Grapples With Police In Midday Hayes Valley Incident

Naked Man Causes Disturbance, Grapples With Police In Midday Hayes Valley Incident
Image via yung.human/Instagram
By Rose Garrett - Published on August 05, 2016.

A stark naked and possibly mentally unstable and/or intoxicated man was at the center of a midday ruckus at the busy intersection of Hayes & Octavia today.

Tipster Allison reports a "big response to an unstable nude man who was pointing his privates at cops in Hayes Valley." 

Instagram user yung.human caught the incident in a video (warning: there's plenty of nudity), which shows the man standing in the street, running, and flailing with his fists at two police officers who attempted to subdue him by tackling him, administering what looks like pepper spray, and eventually handcuffing him.

According to Allison, the man was taken away tied to a stretcher.

SFPD Public Information Officer Giselle Talkoff confirmed the incident.

"At around 1:30pm, officers responded to a call of a naked male banging on cars," she said. "Upon attempting to detain the male subject, he became combative, and appeared to have an altered mental status." The man was detained and taken to a hospital for evaluation, she said.