The golfer who ripped off his shirt and challenged other players to fight over a lost ball has reportedly had several run-ins with the law, including for allegedly threatening a neighbor while wearing only his underwear.
The so-called “Karen on the Golf Course” went viral after footage posted to TikTok showed her going “full Hulk” at Crooked Creek Golf Course in Ottawa Lake, Michigan.
He has now been identified by the Daily Mail as John Warren Reeb, a 41-year-old man from Archbald, Ohio, with a lengthy criminal record, including recent run-ins this summer.
On July 15, the 5-foot-9 man allegedly yelled at Keith Perry, 48, as the Archbold man got into his truck to go to work, the outlet reported, citing Archbold Buckeye.
Reeb allegedly spit on the truck and also attempted to spit on Perry through the window.
He was charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, in the incident.
On July 26, Reeb allegedly threatened another neighbor, Christian William Griteman, 26, while he was wearing only his underwear, according to Archbold Buckeye. He was again accused of disturbing public order.
Around 1:15 a.m. three days later, police responded to reports that a shirtless Reeb was apparently chasing a vehicle driven by a woman.
Police found him at his home, where he refused to open the door before being charged with obstructing official business and making threats, according to the outlet.
Reeb was also arrested twice last month, once in connection with an arrest warrant and then for allegedly “causing trouble for others,” the Daily Mail reported.
Last year, he was arrested for allegedly planning a riot, according to the outlet.
In June 2020, he was seriously injured when his Buick minivan overturned and he was ejected after failing to heed a stop sign and crashing into a Ford pickup truck, the police said. media, citing The Village Reporter.
In November 2017, Reeb was reportedly convicted of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. He was ordered to perform 150 hours of community service and pay a $560 fine.
Two years earlier, he had also been charged with drug possession.
Reeb achieved his greatest notoriety during his epic meltdown on the links, where he ripped off his shirt and challenged what appeared to be two carts full of other people to a fight.
“This is a man who went to heaven,” he shouted as he leaned down, “so if you want to test God, then come and get him!”
A TikTok user who was among the group of stunned golfers described the wild incident.
“Okay, I was in one of the golf carts,” user @yerrrrr wrote. “One of the girls hit her ball pretty close to him and we went over to her so she could hit it again. He then grabbed the ball and said “oh no it’s not!” It’s my ball now, bitch! » But it was a special ball for her, so she wanted it back.
New York Post