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Ohio man charged after acting like a gorilla with lewd behavior

Posted: 2:21 PM, Aug 24, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-24 18:24:21Z
Ohio man charged after acting like a gorilla
Ohio man charged after acting like a gorilla

One Ohio man seems to have taken his Harambe meme a bit too far.

Police charged Timothy Cook with disorderly conduct last week after officers observed him “acting like a gorilla” and masturbating on the sidewalk near a shopping plaza.

Police responded to a call from witnesses who saw Cook masturbating on the sidewalk near a shopping plaza in Warren, Ohio. When they arrived, Cook was squatting on all fours, punching the blacktop and jumping up and down screaming incoherently.

Police called EMTs, who treated Cook for a drug overdose with Narcan. After Cook was transported to the hospital, it was discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for drug possession in addition to his new charge for disorderly conduct.

Due to manpower shortages, authorities were not able to arrest Cook after he was treated in the hospital. He was due in court on Monday on a summons for his disorderly conduct charge.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.