HOUSTON -- It was a bizarre and disturbing spectacle that drew a crowd of up to 30 people at a busy intersection in northwest Houston.
Spectators pulled out their cell phones and began recording when they saw a naked man dancing in the median.
The man was spotted at the intersection of West Gulf Bank Road and Antoine Drive around 12:30 p.m.
Neighbors said he’s been known to attract attention at a nearby complex, but they never expected this.
“I think it’s sickening. It’s disgusting. It’s gross. It’s nasty,” said neighbor Tammy Norwood.
Several parents at the complex said they were especially concerned because several children saw the nude man’s performance.
“I’m just happy that my kids weren’t here to see it. It’s too much. It’s too vulgar,” said neighbor Courtney Moody.
However, in several video clips, the crowd appears to be cheering the man on as he broke out into dance moves and made obscene gestures.
“He was doing the Beyonce, the surf board, twerking, the Nae Nae. Every dance that’s out there right now, he was doing,” said witness Chad Arceneaux. “I didn’t know what was next.”
The man’s cousin told KHOU she believes people’s cheers only made the situation worse.
“I have a problem with that. Everybody is videoing it, but nobody stops to make sure he was okay,” said cousin Carla Meyers.
Carla Meyers admits that her cousin needs help.
She says he has been using embalming fluid to high and wonders if that caused him to do this.
“That’s my cousin. That’s embarrassing. He’s in the middle of the street. Something is going on with him evidently because he’s never did that before,” explained Meyers.
The man’s family rushed out to the median when they heard all the commotion.
Relatives are seen on video trying to get the man’s clothes back on and then covering him with a sheet.
Family members said he was eventually taken into custody by Houston Police and is now undergoing a mental evaluation.