Caught on Camera: Man Strips Naked on Top of SUV, Taunts Police

By Vince Lattanzio
|  Saturday, Mar 22, 2014  |  Updated 11:05 AM EDT
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In this cell phone video obtained by NBC10.com, a man who police allege is on drugs, jumps on top of a woman's SUV and strips naked.

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In this cell phone video obtained by NBC10.com, a man who police allege is on drugs, jumps on top of a woman's SUV and strips naked.

A Delaware man was arrested on suspicion of drug use after he climbed on top of an SUV, stripped naked and taunted police.

Wilmington police told NBC10 Philadelphia they believe Darren Staats, 28, was high on the drug PCP, also known as "wet," when he scaled the occupied truck at 4th and Monroe Streets in Wilmington, Del. at 4:15 p.m. on Monday.

Cpl. Mark Ivey said the driver of the black SUV said she was stopped at a red light when Staats suddenly jumped onto the hood of her vehicle and climbed onto the roof. The woman’s 6-year-old daughter was also in the car.

A video obtained by NBC10.com shows the man beating the vehicle's roof and screaming. The driver tries to speed away but is unable because her car is blocked. At one point, the woman gets out of the car and tries hitting the man with what appears to be an ice scraper. However, he continues to stand his ground.

When police arrived, they ordered Staats to come down from the roof, but he refused, Ivey said. The man eventually began stripping off his clothes -- standing nude on top of the car. In the video, the man can be seen taunting police with hand gestures and his tongue from the roof.

Police were able to eventually pull Staats down and arrest him. Ivey says the man has been charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child.

Staats is being held in a Delaware prison.


Contact Vince Lattanzio at 610.668.5532, vince.lattanzio@nbcuni.com or follow @VinceLattanzio on Twitter.

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