Correction appended.

For one man in The Plains, Southern Comfort wasn’t very comforting Saturday.

An employee at the Beverage Drive-Thru in The Plains called the Athens County Sheriff’s Office about an intoxicated, “very emotional” man at the business.

A deputy arrived to find the man standing on the sidewalk outside the business. According to the sheriff’s report, he was drinking from a small bottle of Southern Comfort and was so intoxicated he could barely walk.

The man also appeared to have defecated in his pants, and his zipper was down, according to the report.

He was arrested and transported to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

Chicken run

A Kroger employee reported to the Athens Police Department that chicken from the deli and a copy of Domino, a lifestyle magazine, had been stolen Friday.

The total value of the items reported stolen was $20 — $7 for the chicken and $13 for the magazine.

After viewing security footage, a 37-year-old Athens resident was charged with theft.

Passed out passenger

A woman found a passed out man in her car at 10 a.m. Friday at an apartment complex in The Plains.

When she confronted him, he pulled a gun from his pants and threatened her with it, according to a sheriff’s report. He then walked away.

Deputies found the man carrying an airsoft replica rifle. They also found illegal prescription pills on him, according to the report. The woman said that it was the same man and weapon.

The man was arrested for aggravated menacing and transported to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

Several charges

Someone contacted the Athens County Sheriff’s Office about a reckless driver near Fox Lake Road in New Marshfield. Deputies located a woman driving down the wrong side of the road.

After the driver consented to a search of the vehicle, deputies found “numerous items of drug paraphernalia and suspected narcotics,” according to the report.

Additionally, the woman driving the vehicle was found to have been driving drunk.

“Several charges are pending,” according to the report.

Lost and found

On Monday, the Sheriff’s Office received a call about an unattended pistol found in the road.

Deputies found the pistol on South Clinton Street in The Plains and collected it as evidence.


Correction: A previous version of this report misstated the type of weapon in the man's pants. The article has been updated to reflect the most accurate information. 

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