Texas news service WFAA-TV reported the drama was caught on camera by Marcus Payne, who noticed the naked man on the footpath and started to film him from his nearby balcony. Watch the video at the WFAA-TV.
Payne had no idea how far the situation would escalate.
The female motorist had her sunroof open when the naked man - who has since been identified as 23-year-old Nicholas Dyll - jumped up and threw himself through the sunroof. The victim, whose name has not been made public, told WFAA-TV he then proceeded to attack her.
"He started choking me, pulling my hair, pulling my eyes, and I couldn’t do anything," she said.
A police car happened to be close by and an officer jumped out and began chasing after the car.
The woman could be heard screaming from inside the vehicle before she lost control, skidding off the road and crashing.
Police were quick to apprehend Dyll, arresting him and taking him to hospital in handcuffs.
Investigations are continuing, but police believe he may have been under the influence of drugs at the time of the offence.
The woman's car sustained about $3000 worth of damage.
Image: Marcus Payne