Posted on: November 1, 2023, 05:26h.
Last updated on: November 1, 2023, 05:26h.
A nude man is accused of getting into a struggle with a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officer Tuesday night and then driving off with his police vehicle.
The suspect, Clyde Cabulisan of Las Vegas, as well as the other driver and her passenger were injured.
The incident began at about 11:15 p.m. near the intersection of Blue Diamond Road and Buffalo Drive in the unincorporated town of Enterprise, Nev.
Officers were notified a nude man had been spotted on the street. The first responding officer found the naked suspect and approached him.
The two soon began to struggle. Punches were thrown.
The officer fell to the pavement, and Cabulisan was able to get into the police vehicle’s front seat. The officer was unable to reach him before Cabulisan sped away.
He headed north on Rainbow Boulevard. The responding officer immediately radioed headquarters that his vehicle had been stolen.
Several Metro officers began chasing the marked police vehicle in a pursuit that continued for more than five miles, Las Vegas TV station KLAS reported.
Eventually, Cabulisan drove across a road into oncoming traffic.
He then drove through a red light at Hacienda Avenue. He crashed into a Ford Explorer operated by a civilian.
Both the 34-year-old woman driver and a 43-year-old male passenger in the SUV were critically injured from the Wednesday morning crash, police revealed. They were rushed to University Medical Center for emergency treatment.
The victims’ updated conditions weren’t immediately available on Wednesday. The initial responding officer suffered minor injuries.
Cabulisan also was injured. He too was taken to University Medical Center for treatment.
Witness Watched Struggle
A passerby, Kyle Even, witnessed the struggle and shot a videotape.
“You got a cop and a naked dude,” Even told KLAS. “I thought he was going to be handcuffed and thrown to the ground.”
I was just glad the cop didn’t get run over,” Even said.
It appears the suspect was booked at Clark County Detention Center on Wednesday, according to online jail records.
Police charged him with robbery, driver disobeying peace officer and endangering people/property, grand larceny of a motor vehicle, and battery on a protected person, according to KLAS.
Cabulisan was ordered to appear in court on Thursday. If convicted, Cabulisan could face many years in prison.
Mental Health Issue
He initially was reported to have been “possibly experiencing a mental health crisis,” Las Vegas TV station KTNV reported, based on police accounts.