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Ohio "Gorilla" Busted, Lands Behind Bars

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Ohio's Other Gorilla

AUGUST 23--An “erratic” Ohio man who was “acting like a gorilla” and “masturbating on the sidewalk” is facing a disorderly conduct charge, according to police.

Responding to 911 calls about a pair of “white males running around the lot taking off their clothes,” Warren City Police Department cops Friday morning encountered Timothy Cook, 32, who reportedly had been “growling and punching the cement.”

Cook, a witness told officers, had entered a state motor vehicles office and began waving his arms around. He then exited the building and “began masturbating on the sidewalk,” according to a police report.

When a cop subsequently approached Cook, the suspect was sweating profusely and “acting like a gorilla.” Cook, an officer noted, was “squatting on all fours, punching the blacktop and jumping up and down screaming noncoherently.”

Cook was detained without incident and placed into an ambulance “due to his erratic behavior.” Paramedics treated Cook for an apparent overdose, though police records do not indicate what drug (or drugs) he may have used.

Seen above, Cook was charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated. Cook’s cohort, Osmond LeMasters, 24, was busted on the same misdemeanor count.

Cook’s rap sheet includes multiple arrests for drug possession and theft, along with collars for burglary, criminal trespass, breaking and entering, domestic violence, possession of drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed weapon. Court records show that Cook has a pending felony narcotics possession case. (1 page)