Yeiner Pérez Garizabalo, 24, the man who infamously performed handstands, backflips and chased BART passengers while naked at the 16th and Mission station has been denied mental health treatment while in prison, the Examiner reports.
Multiple charges were filed against Pérez in June — a month after the incident. He’s been in custody since, and while he qualifies for mental health services, the health department won’t grant them because of a technicality.
Even though Perez is diagnostically appropriate for the program, Myslin said, the health department denied his acceptance due to a police report taken upon his arrest in which Perez stated that he lived in Berkeley. Funding for the program is only approved for San Francisco residents or a homeless person who is living in The City.
Myslin said Perez is actually homeless and had been couch-surfing with his friends all over the Bay Area, including San Francisco, at the time of his arrest. He just happened to be staying at a friend’s place in Berkeley when police arrested him up in June.