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Unhinged Umpire

Wetmore Road and La Cholla Boulevard, May 4, 8:57 p.m.

A father who tried to retrieve his son from a baseball field during a game got into a tussle with an umpire, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

The father told authorities the junior high game had lasted for more than two hours, and his son had to go to school the next day, so he decided to fetch him from the field.

However, an umpire met him at the third baseline and refused to let him pass. The pair reportedly butted chests several times. Two witnesses indicated that the umpire continued to dog the father as he walked across the field.

The father alleged that the umpire eventually ripped his shirt before he removed his son from the field.

He said he wasn't going to report the incident until he received a profanity-laced message on his voicemail. A deputy listened to the message in which the umpire questioned the father's parenting skills and manliness.

Authorities tried to contact the umpire at his home, but he had left a note on his door which read: "If you are with the Pima County Sheriff's Department, please go away. I do not wish to speak to you." The note referred deputies to his attorney.


Bad Touch

Ajo Highway and Kinney Road, May 3, 4:43 p.m.

A woman complained that an air-conditioning repairman was inappropriately familiar with her when he came to look at her cooling system, a PCSD report stated.

The woman reportedly led the repairman to her air-conditioning filter after talking for a while about the thermostat not functioning properly. She said that when they were standing underneath the filter, the man grabbed her from behind without warning, "putting his hands around her waist," and then lifted her up to see if the filter was dirty.

"That made her very uncomfortable," the report stated.

The woman took the repairman outside to look at the air-conditioning unit while she made a phone call. She said he repeatedly came to the door to give her riddles and to try to make conversation.

The repairman allegedly asked the woman several times whether she was married. The woman said she pretended that she did have a husband to silence him, but that didn't seem to stop his advances.

According to the report, the repairman later said "both she and her husband needed to be spanked" for having such a dirty air-conditioning filter. He then slapped the woman on the buttocks, the report said.

A deputy noted in the report that the repairman was a registered sex offender. He advised the woman to get a restraining order and ask that another repairman be sent in the future.

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