Police: Suspect had loincloth, attitude

Sept. 26, 2007 at 8:25 PM
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ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A man who was arrested as a burglary suspect in Belmont County, Ohio, earlier this week came equipped with his own loincloth and bad attitude, police said.

A Belmont County sheriff's deputy, Cheif Hummel, said the unusually hostile burglary suspect was arrested after police responded to a call about a man in a loin cloth earlier this week, West Virginia's WOTV-TV, Wheeling, reported Tuesday.

"I've been at this for a long time, and I don't believe I've ever seen anyone in a loincloth," Hummel said of Monday's events.

The shoes that the man was allegedly wearing at the time of his arrest were later identified as items stolen in a recent burglary.

But once the suspect was in custody, he allegedly piled up some additional charges by issuing a series of threats to the local police.

"He threatened that he's going to come down and kill us all with a machine gun and AK-47," Hummel alleged.

WOTV-TV said the man now faces a felony two burglary charge as well as a count of aggravated menacing and failure to comply.

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