Published: Thursday, August 15, 2002
Nude man terrorizes San Gabriel home, collapses and dies
SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) A naked man invaded an apartment and was thrown out, then jumped back in through a window and collapsed and died after terrorizing a family, authorities said.
The man, identified as a neighbor who did not know the family, walked through the apartment's front door about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Brenda Cambra said.
A 27-year-old man pushed the intruder outside, but he banged on the door and then crashed through the glass front window, sustaining numerous cuts, she said.
The intruder headed toward a bedroom where two children were sleeping as their 28-year-old mother struggled with him and pushed him into a bathroom, Cambra said.
The melee continued until the children's father pulled the attacker off the woman, she said. Then, covered in blood, the intruder collapsed and died.
The family rendered first aid to the man until paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene.
The intruder's name was not released, and the cause of death is under investigation.
Authorities also withheld the name of the family