CINCINNATI - A man has been accused of stalking a Flying Pig official and carrying a concealed weapon during this past Sunday's marathon.
Charges were filed Thursday against 49-year-old David Moore after he reportedly called the Executive Director of the Flying Pig Marathon, Iris Simpson-Bush, and had contact with her during the marathon.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters said Moore, a registered Flying Pig participant, complained about his bib number, asked Simpson-Bush about her marital status and made comments about terrorism. Moore also asked to speak on stage during the marathon, according to officials.
Deters says Moore was stopped by Cincinnati police when he entered the stage area on Sunday, May 5. According to officials, Moore told officers he had a gun and displayed a 9MM Bryco Arms gun inside his waist band.
He was arrested near the starting line just 10 minutes before the start of the race.
"Thanks to good police work during the marathon events and the safeguards already in place for the marathon, nobody was hurt in this incident. It is always the goal of law enforcement to be proactive and prevent something from happening rather than having to react to a situation," said Deters in a release.
Craig Hughes described Moore as "pretty much just a normal neighbor."
Hughes has lived next door to Moore's home in White Oak for the past eight years. He said he was surprised to learn of the incident.
"I was never worried about him," Hughes said of the name he referred to as a military veteran. "No, I talked to him all the time, he seemed fine,"
Moore was charged with carrying a concealed weapon/failure to inform law enforcement officer and menacing by stalking. Officials say Moore and Ms. Simpson-Bush were not acquainted prior to this incident.
Moore is currently hospitalized for a mental evaluation, thus his criminal cases remain pending.
No other details were released at this time.
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9 On Your Side reporter Bryce Anslinger contributed to this report.