Mushrooms, Pot, Making Out Don't Mix for Brothers
It all happened in front of an Indianapolis dumpster, say police
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2017 10:22 AM CST
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Noah Batz, left, and brother Timothy.   (Indianapolis Metro Police Department)

(Newser) – Sorry, Philly—Indianapolis gets to be the City of Brotherly Love this week. That's thanks to Timothy Batz, 21, and his 24-year-old sibling, Noah Batz, both accused of involvement in a chaotic story featuring drugs, nudity, assault, and an intense makeout session in front of a dumpster, WISH and the Indianapolis Star report. Court documents say police who showed up Sunday at the Lighthouse Landings apartment complex found the brothers wandering around naked, and Noah Batz admitted to cops they'd both partaken of some psychedelic mushrooms, with his brother adding pot-smoking to the mix. The mind-altering drugs may explain what allegedly happened before cops arrived. One witness says it began when she emerged from her apartment to see the brothers yelling and lying "completely naked" on top of each other on the sidewalk, the court report notes.

The woman says Noah Batz then chased her and clocked her in the forehead. Also per court docs, a second witness, the apartment complex manager, says she spotted the brothers "passionately … making out" in front of a dumpster and that Noah Batz also went after her (she says she locked herself in her car while he screamed he was going to kill her). The brothers, who reportedly jumped and banged on other cars, also allegedly gave cops a hard time during their arrest, with Noah Batz ending up stun-gunned. "It was something beyond just being drunk or high," one of the witnesses tells WXIN. "Not a good batch of whatever he got." The Batzes pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 17 charges combined, including disorderly conduct, obscene performance, and incest. Per court records, they're due back in court in May. (This couple made a dumpster "love nest.")

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