'Drunk, shirtless' man arrested after boarding 'Starlight,' trying to operate locomotive

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A drunk, shirtless man was arrested Monday after climbing aboard a moving Amtrak train and attempting to operate the second locomotive in the consist, sounding the horn repeatedly.

The Sacramento Bee reports Dylan Thomas Baldini, 26, of McCloud, Calif., was arrested after boarding the Coast Starlight in Mount Shasta, Calif., about 1:18 a.m. He was charged with public intoxication, trespassing on railroad property, and interfering and hindering the safe and efficient operation of a locomotive, according to a release from the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office. All the charges are misdemeanors. Sheriff’s officers, Mount Shasta Police, and California Highway Patrol officers responded to the incident.

Train crew members did not approach the man, fearing for their safety, the report said. Sheriff Jon Lopey told KTVL-TV that the man blew the horn “at least 30 times.” The suspect was shirtless despite temperatures that reached minus-4 on Monday.

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