Crime Beat: Ape Suits, Shoes on Roofs and Automatic Flushers


Wanted man dons ape suit, gets police attention

An Altoona man who went to buy cigarettes in a gorilla suit to win a bet with his girlfriend is now being accused of receiving stolen property.

Altoona police say they noticed 20-year-old Brian Hoover walking down the city’s Sixth Avenue just after midnight yesterday dressed as an ape. Police say when they stopped Mr. Hoover, they discovered he was wanted for receiving stolen property.

Police say Mr. Hoover told them he had gone to the convenience store in disguise because his girlfriend had bet him he wouldn’t do it. Mr. Hoover has been charged with receiving stolen property. He was released on bond.


Man injured in fall from roof

A 23-year-old Canton Township man was injured after falling from the roof of a fraternity house while trying to help a friend find his shoes, Ann Arbor police said.


Automatic flushers stolen at EMU

All of the automatic flushers in all of the male restrooms at Strong Hall on the eastern Michigan University campus were reportedly stolen early Tuesday.

Campus police said custodians discovered the thefts at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The thieves unbolted the flushers to steal them.

Police said they have no suspects.


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