GossettMADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/11/17) — City police charged a man with first-degree disorderly conduct and public intoxication during an officer’s visit to a neighbor for an unrelated matter.

Madisonville Police Department reported going to a call at Northside Drive Apartments 3:27 a.m. Sunday, when Leslie D. Gossett exited his apartment “heavily intoxicated,” and waving a “9 mm pistol."

Gossett, 55, told officers there was a monkey inside his residence, claiming, “He saw police cars outside before he exited with a gun,” according to the arrest report.

MPD listed the officer had to give Gossett several commands to drop the gun..

Gossett also admitted to “consuming whiskey,” saying the “monkey was not in his residence before he started drinking,” according to the report.

Gossett was released from Hopkins County Jail Sunday morning on his own recognizance.

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