Accused Naked BART Acrobat Rearrested, Faces Several Charges
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Police in San Francisco have rearrested a man who allegedly harassed passengers while naked at the 16th Street BART station in an incident caught on video last month.
The San Francisco District Attorney’s office told KCBS that 24-year-old Yeiner Perez is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon on two counts of false imprisonment, four counts of battery and one count of sexual battery.
Authorities link Perez to a May 10th incident in which a naked man was caught on a cellphone video performing flips and handstands on fare gates at the station. The man in the video is also seen harassing several passengers and station employees.
Police originally arrested Perez and took him to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation, but released him without filing charges. He was then taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials who said that he might be facing deportation back to Colombia.
The acrobat has also been fired from the East Bay performance troupe Clownsnotbombs.
Perez is being held in San Francisco County Jail as of Monday, with bail set at $100,000.
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