California man jumps on moving Amtrak train while drunk, shirtless


A McCloud, Calif. man was arrested Monday after deputies say he jumped on a moving train near Mt. Shasta and was causing a disturbance trying to pull the emergency brake, among other things.

Around 1:18 a.m. Monday morning, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) deputies and officers from the Mt. Shasta Police Department were called to a report of a man causing a disturbance on a moving Amtrak train.

The man was under the influence at the time, acting hostile and shirtless, according to SCSO. He allegedly tried to control the train as well as used the train whistle several times. He also attempted to use the emergency brake, putting the crew and passengers at risk.

Officers found he had jumped on the moving train somewhere around Cantara Loop.

The man was detained by Mt. Shasta police in the area of S. Old Stage Road near Mott Road. He was identified as Dylan Baldini, 26, of McCloud.

Baldini was arrested for being intoxicated in public and unable to care for himself or others, trespassing on railroad property and hindering the safe and efficient operation of a locomotive, railway car or train.

“We are grateful the prompt response from SCSO, MSPD, and CHP helped to mitigate what could have been a very dangerous outcome on a moving train, which obviously involved actions that potentially jeopardized the safety of passengers, crew, and others in the community. This case is still under investigation and anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900,” Sheriff Jon Lopey said.

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