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Fairview Park police arrest ‘dancing man’ covered in fabric softner

August 28, 2018

Fairview Park police arrest ‘dancing man’ covered in fabric softner

FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio -- A 64-year-old Cleveland man was arrested for disorderly conduct while intoxicated after dancing around a Fairview Park shopping center, sitting inside a stranger’s car and pouring fabric softener over himself, police say.

Fairview Park police were called Saturday at about 7:40 p.m. to Five Below at the Westgate shopping center after a customer found a man in her backseat after returning to her car, police said.

She yelled at him and the man ran away. 

Officers scoured the neighborhood, but couldn’t find him. Police received another call about 20 minutes later from someone claiming that a man with a similar description who was “dancing” outside of Chipotle.

Police said the man showed obvious signs of intoxication. He told officers that he had drank “a few 24 ouncers” behind Key Bank.

He had also doused himself with fabric softener “because his clothes were dirty.” 

He also admitted to having been in the woman’s car earlier, saying he thought it was his own car, police said. He later admitted that he has not had a car for a long time.

The man was arrested for disorderly conduct while intoxicated and was held until sober.

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