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Pictured: Former auctioneer, 51, who 'hijacked a taxi while drunk and went on a naked joyride through a crowded Philadelphia park


A former Philadelphia auctioneer has been arrested and charged with carjacking, driving under the influence and assault after he was caught on camera taking a stolen taxi on a joyride while naked. Jonathan Gay, 51, was identified on Wednesday as the person who allegedly carjacked a cab in Philadelphia on Monday afternoon and drove it through a crowd of people at the busy Rittenhouse Square before crashing it into a curb. Gay was charged with robbery of a motor vehicle, theft, DUI, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. Cab driver Michael Emanuel, 42, said he was dropping off a customer in the 2000 block of Locust Street at around 3.20pm when a man approached the rear passenger side and dragged the 49-year-old woman out of the car by her hair. When Emanuel stepped out to intervene, the suspect, later identified as Gay, took off all his clothes, jumped into the driver's seat and took off. He drove through the crowded park, hitting two parked cars and an oncoming vehicle before crashing into a curb, police said.



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