PRESS RELEASE, 5/9/2013

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces charges for incident at the flying pig marathon

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that on May 6, 2013 the Cincinnati Police Department filed charges against David Moore (DOB 1/6/64).  Moore is currently charged with Carrying Concealed Weapon /Failure to Inform Law Enforcement Officer in violation of ORC Section 2923.12B (Misdemeanor 4) and Menacing by Stalking in violation of ORC Section 2903.211 (Felony 4).  (Copies of the complaints are available on the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts web site under case numbers 13 CRB 11337 and 13 CRA 11336.)

Moore, a registered marathon participant, is charged with both calling the Executive Director of the Flying Pig Marathon, Iris Simpson-Bush, and having personal contact with her during the marathon events. He complained about his bib number for the marathon, inquired about her relationship status, made comments about terrorism and asked to speak on the stage during the marathon events.  During the events, Moore showed up at the event stage and was stopped by Cincinnati Police Officers.  He continued to make statements about terrorism. The police became concerned and asked if he had a gun on his person.  He told the officers that he had a weapon and opened his coat to display a loaded 9MM Bryco Arms Gun inside his waist band.  Moore and Ms. Simpson-Bush were not acquainted prior to this incident.

Moore is currently hospitalized for a mental evaluation so his criminal cases remain pending.

Prosecutor Deters commented, "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."