Douglas Paul McCoy: East Texas K-2 Fan Jailed Again; This Time For "Occupying" Lufkin
Douglas Paul "Geronimo" McCoy: Against All Authority.
Angelina County Jail
Three months ago, we brought you the saga of Douglas Paul McCoy, a 48-year-old Lufkinite who went to jail twice in two days, allegedly because of his love of (and antics while under the influence of) K-2, a synthetic marijuana compound.
In a nutshell, police found him by the side of the road in a state of agitation one afternoon, and when they attempted to speak to him, he stripped naked and wrestled them instead. The cops eventually prevailed in that tussle, confiscated two little bags of K-2, and hauled him kicking and screaming to jail. On his release 20 hours later, he saw one of the arresting officers in front of the jail and demanded that he return his fake weed to him. When the cop wouldn't, McCoy, a stalwart antiestablishment type, kicked up such a fuss he ended up back in jail.
And he's back there again, this time for pitching a tent, or perhaps what he considered a tepee or wigwam, on the Angelina Courthouse grounds on the eve of a 2:30 p.m. court date.
According to a police report summarized in the Lufkin Daily News, a county court judge and several cops confronted McCoy and told him to remove his tent from the courthouse property. McCoy responded by cussing them out and claiming that he was a Cherokee Indian named Geronimo. He added that he'd forgotten his "white man's name."
And so he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, failure to identify and criminal trespass.
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