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Man shows up for job interview naked, high on meth

March 2, 2012 |  9:09 am

 A man showed up for a job interview near Sacramento naked and high on methamphetamine, and now cellphone footage of his fight with police has gone viral.

Jose Ayala didn't make the best first impression at a Del Paso Heights-area welding shop when he showed up last week frazzled and unclothed, says shop owner Chris Johnson, who added he won't soon forget the job applicant.

“The producer from TruTV called me [Monday afternoon]. I can’t even get any work done now. I’m taking calls from camera crews and TV stations,” Johnson told FOX40 in Sacramento.

Ayala was eventually subdued by police officers and bystanders, but it wasn’t easy, as the video shows.

Police contacted everyone involved in the video and the scuffle with Ayala, suggesting they get an HIV test. Ayala is believed to be HIV-positive, officials said.


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-- Ian McDonald and Kimberly Rankin, Fox40 Sacramento