COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Children and adults near Vanguard Elementary had quite the start to the day Thursday after a naked man chased several students and tried to get into multiple vehicles before being arrested by police.
The man, identified as Christopher Ruiz, tried to run off when officers arrived to the scene near St. Elmo Street and Nevada Avenue.
Police said he had been running through traffic chasing kids on their way to school and trying to get into drivers’ vehicles.
After running off, Ruiz allegedly punched through the window of a home and got inside, but was confronted by the homeowner and forced back outside. He cut his arm in the process.
Once outside, two Colorado Springs officers were able to wrestle Ruiz to the ground and detain him. He was hospitalized because of the cut on his arm.
It’s unclear what charges Ruiz faces, and no mugshot was immediately available.