Wood Co. Sheriff's Authorities Arrest Man Dressed In Only A Raincoat

By: Phillip Hickman Email
By: Phillip Hickman Email

Lawrence Biggs, of Cambridge, Ohio, has been arrested by the Wood County Sheriff's Department.

He is charged with lewdness, indecent exposure, and obstructing an officer.

Sheriff's deputies were called out to an area on Route 47 near Interstate 77 for a call about a nude prowler.

When they got there, they say they found the 56-year-old Biggs in only a yellow rain coat.

Deputies tried to question Biggs, but he refused to answer any questions.

His clothing and wallet were found in a parking lot elsewhere on Route 47.

Biggs was arraigned Wednesday morning, but has since posted his $1,000 bond.

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  • by appalled Location: somewhere on Mar 23, 2009 at 03:33 PM
    i was just catching up on the news back home and wow! i really cannot believe that i am in the military fighting for our country so that back home people have to fight and bicker so much. the world is filled with enough hatred. i am an infantry soldier and see it everyday. just let the courts do their job. if the man needs mental help he will get it. if he deserves jail he will get it. do not put another down for doing what they think is right. right now the country is struggling enough. all should be working together to make life better. not fighting over situations that should not be fought over. i am really saddened with the foolishness of your bickering. looks like you have nothing better to do than to try to put yourselves on the high seats. we have enough problems to deal with. just let people try to be nice and the courts do their jobs. do not take things for granted for you know not when you time will come to be judged. who cares what state you are from. we are all americans!!!
  • by marli Location: parkersburg on Mar 13, 2009 at 01:19 PM
    to those who made all the poor excuses you better ask yourself why would you meet a man in Wva, go to the Lion's Den and then decide to go somewhere else and appear naked in a neighborhood? Just because it was a rainy day you decide to wander around naked and put on a raincoat, face it people, he was out there butt naked for a reason and i don't think it was to impress people, sounds to me he needs to put somewhere with people of his kind on a deserted island to spend the rest of their time together and leave normal people in WVA alone.
  • by jim Location: ohio on Mar 12, 2009 at 10:17 PM
    First off Mr Biggs is from West Va, he moved to Ohio. Mr Biggs might need mental help but it seems to me marli that you might need some to.Mr Biggs is a man of his word and would do anything to help some one else. And how could you be naked if you have a rain coat on. So Marli you think your so smart maybe you need to get out of Parkersburg for awhile. No better yet stay there because we don't want you in Ohio. Remember you are not the one to pass judgment the good lord will do that. And for your info I was raised in West Va. and have several family members that live there.Only god can judge me.
  • by Heather Location: Ohio on Mar 12, 2009 at 07:35 AM
    Marli, please get a life. WV is the mecca of all that is bad. Deal with it.
  • by Larry and Pam Location: Pksbg on Mar 12, 2009 at 02:56 AM
    He is a person of his word as the rain coat was on our porch when we got home. Also most of these post are not correct as we helped the person and if you would have been there with a person stranded you would have also. This has been a problem for years, reported to Pksbg Commissioners and promised by Mr. Bob Tebay and others that they would fix when two women were raped, one other person had to be rushed to hospital and many drug bust with the Wood County Sheriff Department. If WTAP really wants the story why not discuss with us, commissioners (article was in newspaper over a year ago) and Wood County Sheriff Department. He was not nude, was not a pervert and previous incidents were others that were nude and not this type of expression or news. It is time your elected officials are held to there promises and Mr.Bob Tebay was not doing as he said he would during his time in office.
  • by marli Location: parkersburg on Mar 11, 2009 at 09:00 PM
    From the dummy listed as "FAN" from Ohio if you were smart enough to read and understand it stated he was from OHIO and was in WEST VIRGINIA, therefore you must not know what the difference is so it must be just an Ohio thing, not smart enough to know the river separates us, stay over there and hang out with your own kind.
  • by ANONYMOUS on Mar 11, 2009 at 07:11 PM
    An area resident said that the pervert told her that he had been out there with his lover (which happened to be another man)and his lover left with his clothes and wallet in the vehicle. I'm not sure it is a mental illness, but I definitley think the guy has a problem.
  • by fan Location: ohio on Mar 11, 2009 at 06:18 PM
    how did he streak if he was dressed in a raincoat, if it was long it must of covered him, that would his right, On the other hand if he was naked bless you for taking him in because tonight he would of froze to death. It seems to me it was like a hillbilly coming home, he was in wva, not ohio. it seems to me like marli maybe one of those hibbilies
  • by Alan Location: Parkersburg on Mar 11, 2009 at 04:12 PM
    Thank goodness it was warm. Nobody in their right mind would do this if it were below 32.
  • by marli Location: parkersburg on Mar 11, 2009 at 03:54 PM
    Another dumb buckeye
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