Thursday, September 27, 2007

Loincloth burglar

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - Robbers have been known to wear ski masks, but deputies think one suspect's get-up is a first. Deputies arrested a Belmont County man on suspicion of burglary wearing only a loincloth and a feather.

"I've been at this for a long time, and I don't believe I've ever seen anyone in a loin cloth," Chief Hummel said.

Officials said the man acted out and threatened to kill the deputies, so he's also charged with failure to comply and aggravated menacing. "He threatened that he's going to come down and kill us all with a machine gun and AK-47," Hummel said.

Deputies said they're glad he's off the streets.

"His behavior and his appearance were certainly irrational," Hummel said.

Police think he may be responsible for several burglaries in the area.

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