A man who authorities say stripped naked and jumped onto a moving truck in freezing temperatures near Washington Dulles International Airport will avoid jail time for the incident.
Jose Gonzalez Flores pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor hit-and-run, misdemeanor assault and indecent exposure. He received a suspended sentence of three years.
The other charges Flores faced were nolle prossed, meaning they would not be pursued.
On Dec. 12, 2017, shocked drivers stopped their cars to gawk at Flores' rampage, backing up traffic for miles on Route 28 in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Flores was involved in a hit-and-run and then assaulted another driver and ran into traffic, police said. He tried to smash the windows of passing cars and used a knife to stab at the roof of the truck he jumped onto, a witness told News4.
The driver of a tractor-trailer said Flores tried to rip him out of his vehicle and then punched out a window, raining glass onto his dog, a German shepherd-husky mix named Emma. The glass cut the dog's face.
A woman recording the scene after the crash started to scream as she realized he posed a threat.
"Get away from me! Oh my God! Oh my God!" Mahnaz Safi shrieked.
Flores' rampage just ahead of the evening rush hour began after a three-car crash on southbound Route 28 near Frying Pan Road, Fairfax County police said.
Amid strong winds and temperatures in the 20s, the agitated man started to strip, witnesses said.
"He had a tire in his hand and he had something that had blades. He kept cutting himself," Safi said.
Truck driver Adam Allen saw Flores strip down and then lock eyes with him. Allen's dog, Emma, got uneasy.
"He looked at me, and she started barking. He hopped up on the passenger side, tried to open the door. When he couldn't get in, he punched a window and shattered it with his fist," Allen said.
He shouted "Hi-ya!" as if he were doing karate as he broke the window, Allen said.
The glass cut the dog's face, around her right eye. EMTs would later help her.
“When the EMTs were cleaning out her eye, they said she shut it just in time," Allen said.
Video shows the nude man hanging on the door of the tractor-trailer.
"Got up to 30 miles per hour before he finally let go," Allen said.
"It was like out of a movie almost," he continued.
Tariq Hussein saw the whole scene unfold after his dump truck was hit from behind by a blue pickup truck. He said the naked man lay down in the road and tried to damage multiple cars.
"The guy was actually stopping the cars. He was laying down. He started swinging, laying down naked and all that stuff, so people stopped. They don't want to run him down," Hussein said.
"They just stopped, and whoever stopped, he goes to them and tried to smash their window," the witness continued. "Then, he jumped onto this guy's pickup truck flatbed and he just tried [to stab it] with a knife."
Flores broke a window of the truck, police said.
Then, fully nude, he jumped off the truck and ran into a wooded area, Hussein said.
"He took a tire, a used tire, around his neck and ran into the woods," the witness said.
Officers responded from Fairfax County and Loudoun County, as well as the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Flores, of Sterling, was found a short time later in a drainage ditch on Dulles airport property. He was arrested and then taken to a hospital. No one else was hurt.
Flores will be on probation for two years or until restitution is paid in full.