Man Arrested For Public Masturbation And Acting Like A Gorilla

Police in Ohio say the man was punching the ground, grunting and jumping up and down like an ape after engaging in lewd beahavior.

By Benjamin H. Smith

 Just what in the Hell is going on in Ohio? A week after a drunk man in Dayton was arrested for trying to have sex with a parked van, a man on the other side of the state has been arrested for pleasuring himself in public and “acting like a gorilla.”

Police in Warren, Ohio were called to the parking lot of a strip mall Friday after receiving reports of two men running around and taking their clothes off. There, they found Timothy Cook, 32, who had reportedly walked into a store waving his hands, babbling incoherently and then proceeded to start masturbating outside on the sidewalk.

By the time authorities arrived he was sweating profusely, on all fours, punching the ground, jumping up and down and making animal noises. The official report said he was behaving as if he was a “gorilla.” He went into custody without resisting arrest and was treated at the scene for an apparent drug overdose.

Police also arrested Osmond LeMasters, 24, who they found at the scene. Cook also had an outstanding warrant for drug possession. Both men have been charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated. 

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