Man pepper sprayed after Urban Nights

Mug shot of Leonard Cole (Montgomery County Jail Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A man was pepper sprayed and taken into custody after a fight broke out after the Urban Nights celebration downtown.

Leonard Cole, 45, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, and resisting arrest.

Police were called to the area of 90 South Main Street at 11 p.m. on a disturbance following the Urban Nights event.

According to the police report, there were hundreds of people fighting and causing a disturbance near the RTA hub.

Police said Cole was standing behind officers as they were trying to break up the crowd. Cole was ordered to move several times but refused. Officers said when they placed him in handcuffs, he resisted causing police to pepper spray him.

Cole was first taken to Grandview Hospital to be treated for exposure to peppers spray before being booked into jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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