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Stamford Police: Hitchhiker With Pit Bull Angry He Can't Get Ride To Maine

A homeless Stamford man, Jonah Cook, was arrested on drug charges after police checked out man attempting to hitchhike to Maine on Route 1 Tuesday evening.
A homeless Stamford man, Jonah Cook, was arrested on drug charges after police checked out man attempting to hitchhike to Maine on Route 1 Tuesday evening. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. — A homeless man trying to hitchhike from Stamford to Maine told officers he was frustrated that no one would pick him up as he stood on Route 1 close to Darien, police said.

Maybe it was the pit bull he had with him that deterred drivers.

When officers stopped to question Jonah Cook, 21, of Stamford, as he stood near the on ramp to Interstate 95 near Exit 9 on Tuesday evening, he told them he was trying to hitchhike to Maine but was angry no one stopped to pick him up, police said.

Police said they could smell what they believed to be marijuana, and during a search of his pack, officers discovered what they believed to be heroin residue on a spoon. As well, they noted he had the letters LSD tattooed on one of his hands, police said.

He was charged with third-degree trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and soliciting rides in vehicles.

His pit bull was taken by Animal Control, police said.

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