What does Timothy Cook, 32, have to do with a gorilla? On August 19, while exhibiting drug overdose, he terrorized the local community in quite the “primal” manner.
There are stories you might wish were satire — like this one. However, so far, it appears valid.
In the Warren Township of Ohio, Timothy Cook and Osmond LeMasters were acting as gorillas in Giant Eagle Plaza, at 2700 Mahoning Avenue NW.
According to a police report posted by Smoking Gun, the two males had taken off their clothes and were literally pounding against the sidewalk pavement with their arms, in gorilla fashion.
While officers were in route to the plaza, they received a second call about the men.
This time, Timothy Cook had entered one of the businesses. The report notes that it was the License Bureau.
Cook entered and was waving his arms around, startling concern from several employees.
Then, he exited the building. After Timothy Cook had left the building, License Bureau locked the door for safety reasons.
Once on the sidewalk, Timothy began to “masturbate” — as indicated in the police report.
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The incident report also states as follows.
“Officer Currington arrived on scene and found Timothy Cook in the parking lot. Cook was sweating profusely acting like a ‘gorilla’ — was squatting on all fours, punching the blacktop and jumping up and down screaming noncoherently.”
— WKBN 27 First News (@WKBN) August 23, 2016
While Officer Currington handled Timothy Cook, another officer — Stephenson — apprehended LeMasters as he was walking south on Mahoning.
Back to Timothy, the officer was joined by another officer — Marsico. They both apprehended Cook without incident, as mentions the report.
Out of concern, they called an ambulance due to his “erratic behavior.” Once it arrived on the scene, EMTs administered an anti-overdose medication called Narcan, also known as Naloxone.
“Narcan is indicated for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, as manifested by respiratory and/or central nervous system depression,” as notes Drugs.com.
Concerning how this drug treated Timothy Cook, Roosevelt University’s Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy mentions that Narcan blocks the effects of the opioid and reverses the overdose.
— City of Worcester (@TweetWorcester) August 23, 2016
“It cannot be used to get a person high,” says the source. “If given to a person who has not taken opioids, it will not have any effect on him or her, since there is no opioid overdose to reverse.”
The source mentions that the medication puts opioid users into immediate withdrawal states. And, while the administration was possibly uncomfortable for Timothy, the treatment wasn’t life-threatening.
Most importantly, it’s noted that Narcan isn’t a substitute for emergency treatment. It starts working in approximately five minutes and wears off around 30 minutes or so.
Public librarians, always on the front lines, saving lives with Narcan kits. https://t.co/KHC4mnIIlQ
— Megan Rosenbloom (@LibraryatNight) August 19, 2016
To digress, it turns out that Cook had an outstanding warrant for drug possession anyway.
Timothy was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital and further treated. However, medical personnel didn’t place Cook on hold due to a staffing shortage.
LeMasters, on the other hand, was released from the scene.
According to WKBN News, both Timothy and Osmond were charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated.
Timothy Cook still has active warrants at the moment. The source notes LeMasters appeared in court on August 23, at 9 a.m.
This information is gathered from Smoking Gun. According to the source’s description, it uses “material obtained from government and law enforcement sources, via Freedom of Information requests, and from court files nationwide.”
“We guarantee everything here is 100 [percent] authentic,” notes the source.
Overall, what are your thoughts about Timothy Cook and his gorilla experience? What drug do you think he was on at the time of the indecent incident? Feel free to share your thoughts and comments in the section below.
[Image via Warren Township Police Department]