Thursday, April 19, 2018
Public safety

Video shows naked man attacking Holiday 7-Eleven clerk

HOLIDAY — Surveillance video has been released showing a man's naked rampage through a 7-Eleven earlier this week.

The video shows a man authorities say is Abraham Luna, 30, of Tarpon Springs, as he walks into the convenience store at 1324 U.S. 19 about 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, wearing no clothes. He runs in and attacks an employee from behind, punching and shoving him and knocking over a shelf.

The two carry on behind other shelves and are obscured from the camera's view. Muffled grunts can be heard. Then, the man authorities say is Luna comes back into the frame looking behind him.

"What is wrong with you?" another man shouts from off screen.

"You asked for it," the naked man says.

The man said to be Luna eyes another clerk behind the counter who tells him to leave. He does. The whole thing lasted just over a minute.

Pasco sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin that was the first time Luna went into the store that morning and that the attack was unprovoked.

Authorities say he also streaked through the Tarpon Springs Golf Course and led officers on a high-speed chase on U.S. 19, sometimes driving into oncoming traffic without his headlights on, before he was jolted with a Taser and taken into custody.

Hours after his arrest, Luna told reporters the decision to strip down was a shock tactic that works best in fights.

Luna, who says he was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2007, was charged with attempted auto burglary, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, reckless driving, aggravated fleeing to elude, driving while license revoked, resisting without violence and violation of probation. He remains at the Land O'Lakes jail.

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