Man with mythical name nabbed on fugitive charge
Belfast — Police had an unexpected encounter with a man who shared the name of a Greek titan Monday night, June 4, but it wasn't his name that drew the attention of law enforcement.
Pro Me Thius, 50, of North Hollywood, Calif. was arrested on a fugitive from justice charge after police received a complaint from personnel at the Belfast Fire Station at about 6:20 p.m.
Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham said the complainant stated a man who had stopped by the fire station was on foot, and made an unusual request.
"He wanted to know if he could leave his belongings behind the fire house, and he was over there banging on the door," said Cunningham.
Cunningham said Officer Dan Fitzpatrick responded to the call and spotted the man as he was walking away from the fire house.
"[The officer] asked him for ID, and he tried to sidetrack it a few times," said the detective. "Finally, he gave up a passport."
After running a check on the man's information, Cunningham said the officer confirmed the man was indeed Pro Me Thius, and also learned the man who shares the name of the Greek titan known for bringing fire to mankind was wanted in another state.
"He was wanted on a fully-extraditable warrant out of California," said Cunningham.
Cunningham said it is unclear what crime or crimes the man is accused of committing, or even how he got to Maine in the first place.