Volunteer Firefighter in Wig and Bikini Charged With Disorderly Conduct

Thursday , April 05, 2007



MASON, Ohio — 

A Wayne Township volunteer firefighter has been charged with drunken driving, public indecency and disorderly conduct after being arrested in a park wearing a woman's blonde wig and bikini, officials said.

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Steven S. Cole, 46, of Waynesville, was to appear in Mason Municipal Court on Thursday. He was arrested Tuesday at Heritage Oak Park after Mason police received a report of an intoxicated man walking and driving around the park.

The arrest report said that Cole told an officer he was on his way to a bar in Dayton to perform as a woman in a contest offering a $10,000 prize. Cole's blood-alcohol test registered 0.174, more than twice Ohio's legal limit of 0.08, the report said.

Cole has been a firefighter with Wayne Township since August 2000. Township officials issued a statement saying Cole would be placed on administrative leave.