Ohio Man Accused of Pulling Gun During Fight Over Rooster

Says it Was His Penis, Not a Gun

Police were called around 2:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The caller told police that his next-door neighbor on Overland Avenue NE pulled out a firearm after a brief argument over a rooster.

Police said that while they were heading over to investigate, dispatchers were on the phone with the man who was accused of pulling out the gun. The suspect, 31-year-old Joshua Oakes, told them that his neighbor must have mistaken his penis for a firearm.

The neighbor told police that Oakes was upset about a noisy rooster in his yard and began climbing on the fence and aggressively yelling at him. According to a police report, the man said he asked Oakes to calm down and Oakes responded saying, “Do I need to get my nine?” The man said he then saw Oakes walk over to a vehicle parked in the driveway and grab what appeared to be a black firearm. He said he ran away to call police as he said Oakes appeared to be loading the firearm.

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The report stated that on Oct. 10, Oakes was admitted to a hospital and a 9 mm pistol was seized by police after Oakes threatened to kill himself.

Oakes admitted to buying another gun, which he told officers was upstairs rolled up in a winter hat. Officers received permission from the grandmother to search the upstairs room, and they found a loaded 9 mm Sig Sauer pistol, the report states.

Because of the circumstances, the report states Oakes was arrested and charged with the first-degree misdemeanors that carry a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail.

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