Biggggggg Mike, the 24-hour Menace to Ohio State, Arrested in Iowa

March 6, 2013 at 1:26p    by Jason Priestas    
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The law caught up to Bigggggg Mike

Biggggg Mike, the fugitive who posed for a photo with Olympian and Ohio State rifle team member Amanda Furrer last Sunday night on Ohio State's campus, has been arrested in Iowa:

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Michael Tarpeh, who also goes by Michael Boadi and Bigggggg Mike, was arrested by the Iowa State Patrol near Council Bluffs, Iowa.

His last known location before his arrest was OSU.

Tarpeh was wanted by the Troy City Police Department in New York. He also was wanted by the Monogalia County, West Virginia, authorities for malicious wounding, sexual assault and grand larceny.

And thins brings to a close one of the zanier campus stories in recent memory. We can all sleep a little safer this evening, though we'll never forget the time we had together.


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AndyVance's picture

The reaction to Biggggg Mike's appearance in Columbus reminded me of this for some strange reason:

Smanpoint10's picture

this is classic hahaha

Unky Buck's picture

This spawned my fantasy baseball league's divisional names once...Hide Yo Kids and Hide Yo Wife. Such a classic

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TheBadOwl's picture

 

 
I think it's hilarious that OSUPD is gloating about this on Twitter, seeing as he tweeted multiple times about being right next to OSUPD officers while he was here. They had absolutely no chance of catching him and, unless there's some information that I haven't seen yet, did absolutely nothing to help bring him in.
If anyone should be gloating or taking credit, it's the U.S. Marshals who brought him down. Which just shows that you don't run from Raylan Givens.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

William's picture

Fwiw Denton, the head of OSUPD is a real McAsshole, and entirely incompetent. 

buck-I.8's picture

I work at the Union and one of the head security guys at the union-- coordinated through OSUPD-- asked one of our chefs who Bigggggg Mike was.

Dougger's picture

glad the bum got caught - was worried about student safety on campus.
as a side note - Amedeo Della Valle is hilarious!

I like football

BuckeyeVet's picture

Thank God it was a petite, blond, female member of the OSU Rifle team that had her picture taken with Bigggg Mike, the possible sex offender. If it had been some Pa. football recruit they might have been scared off.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx 
 

sharks's picture

Literally the first thumbs up I have given.  Quality post for sure.

The postgame show is brought to you by... Christ, I can't find it. The hell with it...

BuckeyeVet's picture

Thanks! Couldn't pass it up.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx 
 

BuckeyeSki's picture

Troy NY is 5 miles from me in Albany. In other news: not suprising

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OSUStu's picture

There seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding this story:  how many "g's" are used in the appropriate spelling of Biggggg(gg) Mike?  I am seeing anywhere between five and seven.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Are we sure they didn't catch Bigggg Mike who is not dangerous?

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

OSUStu's picture

This is a good point.  Everyone should vigilant until this is sorted out.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

TheOtherDJ's picture

Not Sure, but it's clear Upgrayedd has nothing on this guy.

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

That movie was the first thing I thought of when I saw this, too LMAO

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

That looks like Zach Randolph a little bit.

The Grizzlies are screwed.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

OSUAndy07's picture

K see ya

"But I'm tryin' Ringo. I'm tryin', real hard, to be the shepherd"

Grant Edgell's picture

This is the first big pickup Iowa has gotten since Chuck Long.