APB on Bigggggg Mike

By Jason Priestas on February 28, 2013 at 8:05a
Bigggggg Mike, or Michael Moses Tarpeh, is wanted and was last seen near campusBigggggg Mike

There's a fugitive near campus and he goes by Bigggggg Mike:

Tuesday night, a wanted man who calls himself Bigggggg Mike took a fan picture with Ohio State athlete and Olympian Amanda Furrer at Fourth Street Bar and Grill. Wednesday night, Ohio State Police were on his trail.

University Police issued a public safety notice informing the campus community that Michael Moses Tarpeh was dangerous, wanted and could be in the area.

But Furrer, a senior member of OSU’s rifle team, saw Tarpeh at Fourth Street Tuesday night, and the moment was captured on camera.


The public safety notice, which was sent out Wednesday at about 7:30 p.m., said Tarpeh is wanted by the Morgantown, W. Va., Police Department for aggravated assault and attempted sexual assault. The Massachusetts State Police also wants Tarpeh for an armed carjacking, robbery and assault and battery of a motorist in Lee, Mass.

The University of Connecticut Police Department has warrants pending for Tarpeh’s arrest as well.

Be vigilant, citizens.


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ab42beerman's picture

Whew.  When I clicked this I was wondering WTF Mike Adams did.

dubjayfootball90's picture

I guess this guys hat says it all....

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Colorado Buckeye's picture

well played Sir...

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D. Anthony's picture

True story...our high school running back went to West Virginia and while playing there was arrested on sexual assault charges and eventually kicked off the team...Not making light of the situation but there is nothing going on in Morgantown so they have all these hillbilly drunken parties at random homes...not a lot of places to really go out and not much to do...girls get assaulted at these drunkfests all the time. Yes we have these frat/on campus parties at OSU like all schools do but there are other things to do and places to go.

D. Anthony

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

Shouldn't it be BIIIIIIIIIIIG Mike?

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Since a girl reported it, the fact that girls, most notably younger ones, like to extend the last letter in a word to drag it out. I never understood why, though.

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741's picture

Maybe Bigggggg (sic) Mike has a speech impediment.

droessl's picture

how do you pronounce "Biggggggg"?

dubjayfootball90's picture

sounds like a semi using its engine brake down a steep grade

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Alpo's picture

Wow can't believe this guy made it out to Ohio! Just saw him on tv here in Ct maybe 2 days ago. Apparently ripped off a bunch of credit cards and other stuff from a party on Uconn's campus. Didn't think he be making public appearances so quickly. He's probably half way to Cali by now

GoBucks713's picture

How do you mess around with a pistol and rifle olympian??

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jarheadbuckeyefan's picture

with extreme care.

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TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Bigggggg? Is he related to Upgrayedd? It's spelled with two D's because of his double dose of pimping.

Jason Priestas's picture

God, that movie is criminally underrated.

Hovenaut's picture

That smile says "I've retained counsel" and/or "It's all good".

William's picture

The Fake Lantern was killing it on Twitter about this story last night. 

sardin90's picture

Are there any recruits on campus? If so, I hope he wont be intimidated by this

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

Also ironic that Big M is posing his hand in pistol form. Is that due to immediate company or force of habit?