Friday, June 25, 2010

Got Cheese?

I'd like to thank my readers JLG and Tracey, both of whom submitted this.

Police: Naked Man Found With Stolen Cheese At Library

Officer Says Man Bathing While Nude In Mens Restroom News
POSTED: 3:50 pm EDT June 24, 2010

(Cincinnati) Police arrested a man Wednesday evening accused of being naked at the library with a bag full of stolen cheese.

An off-duty police officer working security at the downtown branch of the Cincinnati Public Library said he found 52-year-old Darrell Bess washing himself in the nude about 5:30 p.m. in the men's restroom.

When officers searched his bag, they said they found a knife, a razor, two stolen DVDs and 4 pounds of stolen Parmesan cheese.

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OMDG said...

The 4 lbs of Parmesan sounds like something my husband might tote around.

WarmSocks said...

It's a little easier to wash one's self while nude than fully clothed. Made me wonder if the guy is homeless and stole the cheese so he'd have a little bit of food. Maybe not parmesan, though.

Julie said...

mmm, was it the knife, razor or parmasan that was considered the 'concealed weapon' ?

Olivia said...

It's really sad that so many of the mentally ill are reduced to being homeless. The choice of Parmesan confirms my completely untrained diagnosis. Cheddar, I could have understood.

GloriaP said...

How does a naked man carry a concealed weapon? And was it a cheese knife?

simply soulful said...

where might they have been concealed at????

Jane said...

Hey, that's the library I used to work at! I don't recognize the guy, though.

There's another article from 12 News ( that tells more about the situation. The man has a history of bizarre thefts; it seems pretty clear that he is, in fact, mentally ill. Not unusual at that branch, sadly.

Anonymous said...

That much cheese would 'bind me up' pretty well. I hope he was thinking about adding a few stolen apples along with the cheese to avoid constipation.

If he was homeless, the concealed weapons are understandable; he'd have been arrested sooner brandishing a cheese knife in the public library.

Anonymous said...

Parmesean can be stored without refrigeration. It's a very smart choice for a homeless person. Also looks like he's trying to keep clean, which is hard to do on the streets. A knife is essential when you don't have the protection of your own home.

When I read this I thought this was funny, but the more I think about it, it's a guy doing his best to survive. He's probably schizophrenic too. Sorry, but it's more sad than funny.

Anonymous said...

he should have neither derision nor contempt.

Have Myelin? said...

I think he's simply trying to survive. Parmesan cheese is a hard cheese and it doesn't go bad quickly.

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