Officer hurt trying to subdue a naked man in Dayton

Mark O'Neal mugshot/Montgomery County Jail

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – An officer is hurt trying to subdue a naked man in Dayton.

Police were called to the 800 block of North Gettysburg Avenue around 12:45 a.m. Sunday on reports of a man taking off his clothes while walking down the street.

According to police reports, when they arrived Mark O’Neal, 19, naked and acting erratic. He told officers he may have been drugged.

The officers put O’Neal in a cruiser to be taken to a hospital for evaluation.

That’s when the man tried to escape. He got into a fight with an officer and a “Signal 99”, or a call for assistance was made.

Medics arrived and took the man to the hospital.

The officer was also taken to the hospital and treated for injuries including a sprained wrist.

O’Neal was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and faces multiple charges including assault and resisting arrest.

Jail records show O’Neal is due in court on Monday afternoon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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