HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Authorities arrested a 38-year-old man after he was caught dancing naked on top of a police vehicle in Hollywood on Saturday, June 18.
The incident occurred after police officers were summoned to the areas of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue regarding a report of someone disturbing the peace at around 7 a.m. According to reports, allegedly the suspect did not comply to police commands.
The suspect identified as Benny Martinez, managed to climb on top of a police SUV when additional police officers arrived and began to dance and jump up and down. He was detained and as he was in the back of the police vehicle, he began to kick. The officer driving the vehicle tried to roll down the window to prevent damage to the vehicle. Martinez later shattered the car window with his foot. He was cited for misdemeanor vandalism and was released shortly after.
Officers used de-escalation techniques to get Martinez off the vehicle and did not have to detain him using force. It is unknown if the suspect was under the influence at the time of the incident.
The famous Hollywood Walk of Fame can be seen on the video obtained by Fox 11 depicting the suspect dancing.