MASON CITY – Shortly after 7pm on Sunday evening Mason City police were dispatched on a report of suspicious subject at the post office. Police officers found 53-year-old John Curtis Whipple asleep inside the building according to the incident report.
Whipple was arrested at the scene for a serious misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana, and a simple misdemeanor count of public intoxication.
Whipple was transported to the Cerro Gordo County Jail where he was held until an initial appearance before a magistrate Monday. Following the initial appearance Whipple was released on his own recognizance pending further court proceedings.
Court records show Whipple has been convicted of public intoxication in 2001 and 2006.