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THE GENERAL PRINCIPLE OF REJECTION

WEST ROLLER COASTER ROAD

DEC. 9, 11 A.M.

A science-magazine-reading suitor showed bafflement at both the physics and chemistry behind an encounter with the opposite sex, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

Dispatchers received an "unwanted person" call in which the caller explained that a man she had met through an online dating service—and whom she was not interested in dating—had been knocking on her door and ringing her doorbell all morning. As she was speaking, the call-taker could hear the subject.

By the time deputies arrived, the man had opened her door. The woman reported that when face to face with her pursuer, she demanded, "What part of me not answering the door don't you understand?"

At that point, she said, the man got extremely angry and began yelling at her. He had a magazine in his hand and threw it at her; it hit her in the face.

When interviewed, the man acted astonished that the magazine had hit her, though he admitted throwing it directly at her.

Deputies found the magazine near the woman's doorway, with the subject's name on it; it was the December 2009 edition of Physics Today.

The man was cited for disturbing the peace.


WARDROBE HEIST

NORTH PLACITA FRESNILLO

DEC. 16, 11:12 A.M.

A woman found that a good portion of her clothing was for sale without her knowledge, a PCSD report stated.

The reportee said that she and her husband had once employed a caretaker to do household chores, care for their cats and house-sit while they were out of town.

Last spring, they said, they fired the caretaker after learning he was a drug-user and was hosting parties at their house.

Recently, the reportee and her husband had gone to Buffalo Exchange to sell some clothing when she saw a one-of-a-kind dress that looked just like one she had hanging on the wall; upon closer inspection, she found that it was the same dress she had purchased in Nantucket for more than $3,000.

Looking around the rest of the store, she discovered other designer items of clothing for sale that used to be hers. She said she knew they were hers, because she found a few cat hairs on them that were definitely from her Persian cats.

After returning home and inventorying the large amount of clothing in her garage, she said, she found that 25 to 35 pieces were missing. She suspected they had been sold to Buffalo Exchange by her former caretaker.

The store promised to return her clothing after she filed a police report.

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