Cleveland Man Sheds Pants While Trying to Escape 111th Arrest

Ryllie Danylko, Cleveland, May 7, 2015

A Cleveland man who was arrested for the 111th time on Tuesday shed his pants while fleeing from South Euclid police, according to an arrest report.

Nathaniel Ferguson, 49, faces theft charges after he reportedly stole about $52 of toothpaste from Walgreens on Mayfield Road. Lorenzo Turner, a 53-year-old Cleveland man, was also arrested after police said he gave Ferguson a ride to help him evade officers.

Police said Ferguson went into Walgreens about 2:15 p.m. and concealed items under his clothes. A store employee chased him as he ran through several backyards and climbed fences, reports show.


Police found a crack pipe and an open bottle of liquor in Turner’s car. {snip}

Ferguson is charged with theft, failing to comply with a police officer’s order and two traffic violations.


Ferguson has been in and out of Northeast Ohio jails since his first criminal conviction in 1984. Most of the charges he’s racked up are related to theft, robbery and drug possession.


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