A naked California man has been charged with battery on a peace officer and being under the influence of drugs after police say he climbed a tree while high on meth and screamed for no clear reason.
Jose Luis Garcia, 30, is accused of scaling a tree near an Oxnard Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, where police say they found him in the nude and chewing what they believe was a seed pod from the tree.
According to an Oxnard PD statement, Garcia was behaving erratically and admitted to using cocaine and meth prior to being contacted by the police.
After several minutes of negotiating, Garcia fell out of the tree and was taken into custody by the officers.
While he was placed under arrest, police say Garcia spat blood at them after cutting the inside of his mouth with the seed pod.
Officers were reportedly able to identify Garcia as a previous offender based on his tattoos. A record check revealed two misdemeanor warrants and that Garcia was on probation for driving under the influence of drugs.
Garcia was taken to a hospital and medically cleared before being transported to the Ventura County Jail, where he was also booked for previous warrants, police said.