Reporting Derek Shore
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A man apparently high on methamphetamine entered a Sacramento welding shop and then fought with police officers before being arrested.
Sacramento police responded to a call at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday that a naked male Hispanic adult had entered a welding shop in the 1600 block of Juliesse Avenue and was rambling incoherently.
Shop owner Chris Johnson called police after escorting Jose Ayala, who asked for a job interview, out of his shop.
“I turn around and I’m like ‘whoa!’” Johnson said of seeing the nude man. “He said something about he was looking for work, and he was good with his hands. I didn’t know why a naked dude would be in my shop.”
But Ayala stayed outside the shop, so Johnson called 911 and started filming Ayala.
“I’m like 911, I got ‘em for you, look,” he said.
His brother Eric arrived just moments later. “He appeared to be wacked,” Eric said of Ayala. “He was wasted.”
When officers arrived and attempted to detain Ayala, he became combative and eventually both officers, a man and a woman, were on the ground wrestling with him when Ayala grabbed onto the female officer’s hair.
That’s when the Johnsons and others jumped in to help the officers out, including one man who held a hamburger in one hand while lending his other to the effort.
“There was like five people on him, still having a hard time holding him down,” Chris said. “There was only so many parts you could grab.”
Ayala was transported to a local hospital and later charged with with resisting arrest, indecent exposure, trying to escape and assault on a police officer.
He was booked into the Sacramento County Jail without bail on an immigration hold.