Man Treated For Overdose After 'Acting Like Gorilla,' Fondling Himself on Sidewalk

By McCarton Ackerman 08/26/16

When authorities arrived on the scene the 32-year-old man was “squatting on all fours, punching the blacktop and jumping up and down noncoherently.” 

Man Treated For Overdose After 'Acting Like Gorilla,' Fondling Himself on Sidewalk
Timothy Cook Photo via via YouTube

An Ohio man has made headlines for going completely ape—acting like a gorilla and masturbating on the sidewalk—before eventually being treated for a reported drug overdose.

The Smoking Gun reported that Timothy Cook, 32, was arrested at the Giant Eagle Plaza in Warren, Ohio last Friday. A police report indicated authorities were called to the supermarket after a complaint that “two white males [were] running around the lot taking off their clothes, one of the males growling and punching the cement.” Cook then reportedly entered the License Bureau located in the plaza and began “waving his arms around” before leaving to masturbate on the sidewalk.

When police finally arrived, Cook was in full gorilla mode by “squatting on all fours, punching the blacktop and jumping up and down screaming noncoherently.” After authorities managed to detain him without incident, “Med Star arrived and administered Narcan to Cook for an apparent overdose.”

Cook was charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated. He also had an outstanding drug possession warrant that will be addressed at an upcoming hearing. The other man at the scene, 24-year-old Osmond LeMasters, was also charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

This isn’t the first time masturbation, drugs and police have been fused into the same incident. In December 2013, an Oregon man high on meth managed to fight off 12 cops while in the act, before he was finally restrained. Beaverton native Andrew Frey was kicked out of a local supermarket and made his way over to Iggy’s Bar & Grill, where he exposed himself and began masturbating. Police called to the scene had no luck subduing Frey with a taser and it ultimately required a dozen cops to take him down.

Frey later admitted to police that he had used methamphetamine the previous day, and claimed to have no recollection of his wild antics that day. He was charged with theft, public indecency and resisting arrest.

And in February 2015, a Florida woman on “heavy” drugs stopped traffic to masturbate in front of a car and then climb on its hood before stomping on it. Amie Carter caused $1,500 in damage to the Lexus and likely created a mental image that those inside won’t forget any time soon. Local police managed to subdue Carter and transport her to a local hospital. She was eventually transported to the Orange County jail on charges of criminal mischief and exposing her sexual organs.

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.