This new report from Dayton, Ohio, is definitely going to have to go in the “New Jersey Vegetable Monster” file.
For more on that one, please see pages 93-94 of Monsters of New Jersey: Mysterious Creatures in the Garden State, (NY: Stackpole, 2010; with Bruce Hallenbeck).
Now comes this new story this week…
Victim: ‘That 7-foot giant took my phone’
Around 4:15 Thanksgiving morning, two officers were dispatched on an unknown 9-1-1 call. En route, they were flagged down by a 24-year-old gentleman, sitting in the middle of the intersection of Main and Fifth downtown.
Yelling, screaming and cussing up a storm.
At any and all passing motorists.
“Heavily intoxicated,” according to the officers’ observations.
It took awhile to get information out of the gentleman. He eventually told police he had made the 9-1-1 call. He said he left Club Masque on foot and somehow lost his phone … or something.
As officers were attempting to get the man on his feet and off the street, the gentleman said: “Look! That 7-foot giant down the street took my phone.”
Officers could see no one fitting that description on Main Street in the dark hours of Thanksgiving Day. But the gentleman continued to insist there was a 7-foot to 8-foot giant in plain sight.
Because the officers could neither see nor apprehend the thieving giant, the gentleman became more enraged, suggesting the officers perform certain impossible acts, then demanded: “I just want a … ride home. Now.”
The officers agreed to give him a ride, but rather than home the destination was the county lockup. He faces two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct when he makes his initial court appearance.