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Media Article # 427
Article prepared and posted by Stan Courtney
Tuesday, August 09, 1887
Wild Man Captured
Marion (Ohio) Daily Star
A veritable wild man was captured by the citizens of Sargent township yesterday. He had hair that measures over five feet in length and from appearances it had not been combed for years. His beard was fully two feet in length and covered all of his face. His language is unintelligible, and no trace of where he came from can be discovered. It took the combined strength of a dozen men to hold him in order to bind his hands and feat. The citizens are in a quandary what to do with their catch.