posted on May, 27 2005 @ 09:49 AM
This is great, no way this guy should be arrested... please keep an open mind about this story and why its posted in Aliens and UFO's... wait till
ASHLAND The Ashland Police Department apparently sank some boaters' plot to swipe scrap metal from a riverside recycler Thursday.
The escapade started about 1 p.m., with reports of a boat next to Mansbach Metal Co.'s Ohio River shoreline, said Capt. Todd Kelley.
A Mansbach person watched the boat and its three occupants from the Ohio side of the river, while officers waited at the 15th Street boat ramp, where
they later arrested two men for receiving stolen property, Kelley said.
Another man, identified as Ronnie Hicks, jumped out of the boat and swam to the Ohio shore where officers lost sight of him; then bridge workers later
spotted him under the 12th Street bridge, Kelley said.
As police talked with Hicks, still dripping from his swim, near the 7th Street floodwall entrance that afternoon, he said he didn't remember being on
a boat at Mansbach.
But, Hicks did offer an explanation for being in the river.
"Aliens dropped me in the river," he said. "I had no choice."
Police did not arrest Hicks, but he was taken to King's Daughters Medical Center on an "involuntary hospitalization" order, Kelley said.