Man Claims to be Monkey, Strips Naked at Daytona Beach Store

By: Daytona Beach News-Journal Email
By: Daytona Beach News-Journal Email

(Daytona Beach News-Journal) - A Palm Coast man told police he was a monkey and stripped naked at a Daytona Beach convenience store in front of customers and the female store clerk, police said.

The strip show earned Daylen Holloman, 20, an indecent exposure in public charge that landed him in jail.

Daytona Beach police said they got a call from Holloman Wednesday at 12:32 a.m. Holloman, who was at a 7-Eleven store at 623 North Oleander Ave., handed back the clerk the telephone when police arrived, the report states.

Holloman admitted he made the call to dispatchers about a suspicious incident and kept answering "I don't know" when police asked him several questions. Police asked Holloman if he had consumed drugs or alcohol and he kept answering he didn't know, police said.

Even when Holloman called 9-1-1 he kept answering a dispatcher with "I don't knows." Asked if he knew his name, Holloman said, "I don't know."

Then after a while Holloman told the dispatcher he remembered his name.

"It's monkey," Holloman can be heard telling the dispatcher.

When the officer at the store asked Holloman "What do you know?" Holloman answered "I know I am a monkey," according to the report.

Holloman then told the officer "look at this shirt I have on." The officer answered Holloman saying he saw the shirt and told Holloman he is not a monkey because he is a human and humans wear clothes.

That's when Holloman replied "Oh really?" and started removing his clothes, the officer wrote in his report.

The officer warned Holloman not to undress but Holloman kept taking off his clothes until he was completely naked, exposing himself to a woman, customers and other people at the 7-Eleven store, police said.

While taking off his clothes, Holloman looked at the female store clerk and smiled as if it was a joke, the officer said.

"I placed handcuffs on the defendant and placed him in the back seat of my patrol car to cover him from view of the public and restore order to the area," the responding officer wrote in his report.

Police called paramedics who checked Holloman's vitals and officials decided he did not meet requirements for being taken into custody for a mental evaluation under the Baker Act, because he understood all he was asked, according to the report.

Holloman's parents bailed him out of jail Wednesday at 1:48 pm after posting $500 bail.

Holloman could not be reached for comment.

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