A middle-aged man who went beserk over a golf ball has been identified as an Ohio resident with a history of previous arrests for ‘menacing behavior’.
John Warren Reeb, 41, from the tiny village of Archbold, went viral in an astonishing clip showing him arguing with fellow players about a ball before ripping off his shirt and challenging them to a fight.
This summer alone, the 5 foot 9 man has been arrested twice for aggressive behavior outside his home – including one incident where he threatened his neighbor while wearing only underpants, according to local news reports.
The golf course confrontation begins when Reeb, wearing a green polo and khaki shorts, is accused of stealing someone else’s ball – which he clearly has no intention of returning.
‘You’ll leave after I don’t give you a goddamn thing,’ he says, holding up the ball.
A middle-aged man who went beserk over a golf ball has been identified as an Ohio resident with a history of previous arrests for ‘menacing behavior’
Another golfer then says he isn’t prepared to ‘fight’ on the golf course, which somehow sparks a wild reaction out of Reeb.
‘I’ll plant you, b**** boy,’ he says. ‘Now get the f*** off the cart!’
He then rips off his shirt and screams while tensing his muscles, before shouting: ‘You see that! That’s a dude that’s been to heaven, bitch. And you want to test God?
‘You f***ing come get it, s*** stack!’
However, the other golfers have clearly seen enough and eventually decide to drive away.
Fired-up Reeb – who was identified through the help of Marco Polo – then shouts at other onlookers: ‘Been to heaven… leave me alone!’
Someone who responded to the viral TikTok of the confrontation and claimed to be a witness to the outburst said Reeb was shouting at a female golfer.
‘Ok I was in one of the golf carts,’ user @yerrrrr explained in the comments. ‘One of the girls hit her ball kind of close to him and we drove over so she could hit it again.
‘He then grabbed the ball and said ‘oh no you ain’t! This is my ball now b*tch!’. But that was a special ball to her so she wanted it back.’
But this isn’t the first time Reeb has gone ‘hulk mode’ on apparent strangers – and his previous police encounters involve alleged drug possession, aggressive behavior and trespass.
On July 26, dressed only his underwear, Reeb allegedly threatened a 26-year-old man called Christian William Griteman in his hometown, according to the Archbold Buckeye.
Police spoke with both men, and Reeb was issued a minor misdemeanor citation for disorderly conduct under the Archbold municipal code.
This is the moment Reeb went berserk during an altercation on the course
Just three days later at around 1.15am, police were called to reports of a shirtless Reeb apparently chasing a vehicle down the street.
The car was being driven by a woman, who was not named in the police report.
Police tracked Reeb down but he bolted home and would not answer the door when officers came knocking.
Charges of obstructing official business and menacing were filed in connection with this incident.
On July 15 he was also charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly yelling at Archbold resident Keith Perry, 48, as he was getting into his truck to go to work early in the morning.
The police report states that Reeb spat at the truck, then tried to spit on Perry through the vehicle’s open window, per the Archbold Buckeye.
August brought two more arrests for Reeb. His latest arrest was on August 10, when police attended reports about him allegedly ‘causing problems with others’.
Reeb was taken into custody and transported to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. He has since been released.
Earlier in August, he was charged yet again with a misdemeanor warrant.
Fore! John Reeb, 41, from Archbold, Ohio, was arrested twice over the summer
Reeb ripped off his shirt and challenged another golfer to a fight
In November 2017, Reeb was also convicted of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and ordered to do 150 hours community service and pay a $560 fine.
His other alleged crimes include speeding in a school zone in October 2007, possessing narcotics in July and December 2015, planning an intentional riot in 2022, and trespass earlier this year.
Reeb also caused a dramatic car crash in 2020 which caused him to be thrown out of his vehicle.
On June 11 of that year, Reeb was driving a Buick minivan when he failed to heed a stop sign and ploughed into the path of a Ford pick-up truck, according to The Village Reporter.
Reeb was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered serious injuries requiring hospital treatment after his car flipped and he was flung to the ground. The Ford driver was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
Alcohol was suspected to be a factor in the crash, per reports.