Thomas Stroup, Alleged 'Werewolf,' Arrested For Underage Drinking In Ohio
Posted: 06/ 9/11 01:56 PM ET
Deputies in Ohio arrested a 20-year-old who claims he "goes on the attack" whenever the moon is out, according to police documents. Thomas Stroup was charged with underage consumption after the werewolf allegedly told a deputy: "I'm going to kill your cousin Keith." According to reports, the deputy has no cousins named Keith.
After a harrowing encounter with a wolf, whenever the moon rises over the woods of Ohio, a 20-year-old man undergoes a shocking transformation into... a drunk?
That's what investigators say they encountered in Lorain County, where an under-aged drinker growled at deputies and explained that he "goes on the attack when the moons [sic] out," according to a police report obtained by AOL Weird News.
Deputies received a call at around 12:30 a.m. on May 27 from a friend of the werewolf, who said his pal was being "very violent" with people and animals at a campground where they share a trailer.
When authorities arrived at the scene, the werewolf's friend claimed his pal had been fighting with other campers and kicked a dog cage before passing out.
Instead of letting sleeping dogs lie, cops awoke the suspect, who was reportedly passed out amidst "numerous knifes, swords and other edged weapons," according to the incident report.
The man -- identified as Thomas Stroup -- smelled of alcohol and "wouldn't open his eyes, then he began to growl at deputies," officers noted.
Speaking in a "thick Russian like accent," the suspect allegedly slurred his words and told a deputy: "I'm going to kill your cousin, Keith."