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 Saturday, March 8, the 67th day of 2014. There are 298 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The price of board for single gentlemen occupying rooms in Davenport hotels has been raised to $10 per week. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Dr. J.W. Stewart was elected president of the Rock Island County Bible Society. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. I.O. Nothstein, Rock Island, was named president of the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the Twin Cities. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Athel Young, wife of Chic Young, who draws the internationally famous "Blondie" comic strip, has been visiting her mother, Mrs. John Miller, in Rock Island for three weeks. The Youngs' infant son accompanied his mother. 1964 -- 50 years ago: 750 students from 30 northern Illinois high schools will take part in the Class D state finals music contest to be held next Saturday on the Augustana College campus. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A near capacity crowd shook the rafters at Wharton field House in Moline Tuesday night. When the decibel level returned to normal, Alleman's Pioneers had pulled out a 54-49 victory over the Orion Chargers. The win advanced Alleman into the Elite Eight for the first time in 25 years.