Yeiner Perez, BART's Naked Acrobat, Arrested Today
The infamous nude BART acrobat, Yeiner Perez, 24, was arrested earlier today on two felony charges of false imprisonment and four counts of misdemeanor battery, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.
The arrest came less than a week after video footage of a naked Perez, whose real named is Yeiner Alberto Perez Garizaballo, went viral, showing him terrorizing commuters at BART last month. A warrant for his arrest was issued Friday, the same day that U.S. Immigration and Customs officials confirmed Perez was facing deportation.
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On May 10, Perez allegedly walked into the 16th Street BART station during the afternoon commute, stripped naked and began assaulting passengers. In between the attacks, Perez was seen doing handstands and back flips along the station turnstiles. He was subsequently taken to a local hospital for a psych evaluation.
He was arrested on suspicion of battery, however, a judge released Perez when BART authorities failed to make a case against Perez in time. He was released to ICE since he is not a citizen of the United States. Since then, ICE has been monitoring Perez while beginning the deportation proceedings.
But then the video showing just what happened that day emerged, bringing the bizarre case back into the spotlight.
Perez was a local acrobat who performed with Berkeley circus troupe ClownSnotBombs, however, he was fired from his job shortly after the initial incident.
Perez will be arraigned tomorrow afternoon and his bail is set at $100,000.