Knife Assault by Man in a Gorilla Suit on West Main St.

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On Sunday May 19, 2013, at approximately 7:08 pm, Hopkinton police responded to a West Main St. business on the report of a person dressed in a gorilla suit brandishing a knife. Upon arrival officers spoke with the victim who reported he was assaulted by a subject in a gorilla suit armed with a knife.

The victim ran inside the store and alerted the Hopkinton police of the incident. The victim was able to give police a partial description of the motor vehicle the subject fled in.

This vehicle later returned to the store and the license plate number was obtained and given to the police.
The vehicle was observed on Main St. where it was stopped by police.
The operator of the vehicle, later identified as O'Neill, Barry E. II, 19, of Tammer Lane, Hopkinton, Mass, was arrested and charged with:
1. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
2. Disorderly Conduct
O'Niell was released on bail for his arraignment today in Framingham District Court. The gorilla suit was located in the vehicle and retained as evidence.

Incident 2013-4521