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Naked Man on Rampage Enters 2 Palo Alto Homes, Punches Teen, Tackles Woman Walking Dog!

Police arrested 18-year-old Daiki Glenn Minaki of Palo Alto after three 911 calls of crazy chaos.

Daiki Glenn Minaki. Credit: Palo Alto PD.
Daiki Glenn Minaki. Credit: Palo Alto PD.
Police arrested a naked 18-year-old man suspected of being under the influence of narcotics after he went on a violent crime spree Friday night, fighting two residents in their homes and beating a woman who was walking her dog before finally being taken into custody after struggling with officers, police said. 

At 8:51 p.m. Friday, the Palo Alto Police Department's 24-hour dispatch center received a 911 call from a resident in the 1100 block of Colorado Avenue reporting an in-progress battery.
  
The resident said that a naked man had entered the home through an unlocked front door, charged a teenage juvenile and punched him at least once, and then fled on foot, police said. 

As officers responded, officers said a second 911 call came in from a resident on the 1000 block of Colorado Avenue at about 8:52 p.m.
 
That resident, a man in his 40s, reported that a naked male had just entered his home through an open front door and attempted to physically attack him. The resident kicked the suspect, who fled on foot, police said. 

Officers found the naked suspect at 8:57 p.m. in the 2900 block of Otterson Court.

Police said he had a cut on his face and numerous abrasions on his body, and charged at officers when they spotted him.
  
After a brief physical struggle, officers apprehended the suspect, who spat blood on an officer after he was handcuffed, police said.

The suspect exhibited a number of symptoms of being under the influence of narcotics, according to investigators. 

Dispatchers answered a third 911 call at 8:57 p.m. from a woman who said she was walking her dog in the 1000 block of Colorado Avenue when she was tackled from behind by a naked man, who punched and kicked her numerous times while she lay on the ground. 

Investigators determined that the suspect left the first home along 1100 Colorado and attacked the female dog walker, a woman in her 50s, who screamed for help.

The second 911 caller, as it turned out, heard her screams and opened his door to investigate.
  
When he saw what was going on, he yelled at the suspect to stop the assault, which apparently caused the suspect to turn his attention to the second 911 caller ... and charged into that man’s house, police said.
  
After that victim kicked the suspect, the suspect ran away and the man then called the police. 

Personnel from the Palo Alto Fire Department transported the female victim to a local hospital, where she was treated for moderate abrasions and bruising to her face, head, chin, and knuckles. She also complained of pain in her torso. Neither of the male victims sustained any injuries.
  
One officer received scrapes on his hands during the arrest, but did not require medical attention, police said.
  
The suspect was treated at a local hospital for numerous abrasions to his face, legs, and hands, and also had a cut on his face that both male victims described seeing when he entered their homes, police said.  

Police booked 18-year-old Daiki Glenn Minaki of Palo Alto into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for suspicion of one count of felony battery for his actions against the woman walking her dog, and six misdemeanor charges (resisting arrest, battery on an officer, under the influence of narcotics, battery, and two counts of trespassing). 

The suspect was not known by any of the victims in this case, and police believe all three of his attacks were random in nature. 

Anyone with information about this incident or this suspect is asked to call the PA police 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed topaloalto@tipnow.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.
Francie April 07, 2014 at 02:52 PM
Gee, that's funny, I lived in the East side of San Jose (Evergreen) never saw any of that type of behavior happen in my neighborhood.
Agranon May 07, 2014 at 04:15 PM
Yes that's true Francie, it happens everyday. Are you sure you live in San Jose? You need to wake up to things.
Francie May 07, 2014 at 06:17 PM
Yes, I was born and raised in the East side of San Jose. So what's your problem?
Agranon May 07, 2014 at 07:16 PM
My problem is you live with blinders on. Wake up, smell the coffee, set the alarm, calling all cars, there are criminals in your area. Are you one of them?
Francie May 08, 2014 at 05:01 PM
All I can say is, your response is discrimination at it's best. Now go away!!

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