Interview with Yeiner Pérez Garizabalo

Marta Franco has the story of the “Naked BART Man” over at Mission Local.

[Photo by Marta Franco]

“I was giving out flyers of the show, and somehow I started thinking that my friends were pulling my leg and everybody there was pretending,” he said. “And I don’t know how, but I got naked and I was performing and I saw the people taking photos of me and I thought, ‘I’m at the Cirque du Soleil, I’m the great Yeiner, from Colombia’.”

She says that he hadn’t eaten or slept for four days and had a history of suicidal depression. The story also ties into possible political maneuvers by BART workers negotiating wages.

Read the story here.