UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio — The man accused of streaking during a middle school girls lacrosse game and assaulting a trainer blamed “bad mushrooms” for his behavior while in court.
Upper Arlington police arrested Melvin Williams, 20, at Hastings Middle School Wednesday evening during halftime of the game. That’s after a half dozen calls came into 911 from people saying there was a man who was bloody, had stripped down to his boxers, and hopped the fence to run onto the field.
Prior to that, prosecutors said Williams broke into a home across the street and damaged four paintings and antiques worth up to $27,000.
Dash cam video http://wjla.com/news/offbeat/suspected-streaker-arrested-at-upper-arlington-middle-school-blamed-bad-mushrooms obtained by ABC 6/FOX 28 of the arrest showed Williams struggling with officers as they tried to place him into their police car.
Williams faced a judge Friday on charges of assault and inducing panic. That’s when his attorney blamed “bad mushrooms” for the incident.
“He got ahold of some bad mushrooms. He doesn’t remember a single thing that’s happened,” said attorney Bob Krapenc to the judge.
The judge set a $50,000 bond in the case, which was posted that afternoon.