A Blue Grass man was arrested early Monday morning after Rock Island police found him naked and covered in cooking spray.
According to police records, Chad William Forber, 41, of 6020 145th St., Blue Grass, was arrested at 3:27 a.m. Monday in the 2200 block of 3rd Avenue. Rock Island County Circuit Court records indicated that he was charged Monday with one count each of possession of less than 5 grams of methamphetamine, resisting or obstructing a peace officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputy Rock Island police chief Jeff VenHuizen said police were called for a report of a naked man on the sidewalk. When officers arrived, he said, they found Mr. Forber wearing only a towel and carrying a pair of shorts. Mr. Forber reportedly told police he took the shorts off because they were too big and would not stay on.
Deputy Chief VenHuizen said people had reported seeing Mr. Forber in The District earlier in the evening.
"He had been seen standing naked in front of one of the establishments down there," he said. "He had lathered himself up with Crisco cooking spray."
After repeatedly telling Mr. Forber to put the shorts on, officers arrested him, Deputy Chief VenHuizen said. When they searched his shorts, he said, they found a small amount of what they believe to be methamphetamine in his pocket. He said Mr. Forber also was carrying a container of cooking spray.
A Rock Island County Jail staffer said Mr. Forber was in custody on Monday afternoon. His bond was $40,000.
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2013. There are 13 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Business of all kinds is brisk; mechanics are crowded with work, and laborers are scarce at any price. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Fred Weyerhaeuser has purchased 50,000 acres of pine lands on Smoke River, Minn., for a downriver syndicate. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Harry T. Knox, son of B.F. Knox, has passed the examination for a license for embalming practice in Illinois. 1938 -- 75 years ago: American Ambassador to Britain Joseph P. Kennedy has returned to New York stating firmly, "If war comes to Europe, we must stay out of it" 1963 -- 50 years ago: A tax levy to help finance Rock Island County's money-losing Niabi Zoo will be submitted to the county forest preserve commission in February. The commission, composed of members of the county board of supervisors, approved the tax proposal, 18 to 8, yesterday afternoon. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Cities high school students and local businesses collected 75,970 pounds of food between Nov. 28 and Dec 15. for the third annual Student Hunger Drive. Food donated, with an estimated value of $113955, goes to the River Bend Food Bank, Moline.