EAST RIVER ROAD
DEC. 1, 3:09 P.M.
A self-described "bad motherfucker" was arrested for disorderly conduct at an upscale shopping center that he claimed as his turf, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.
Deputies responded to a report from St. Philip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave., that a middle-age male wearing several bandannas and carrying a bag of clothing was disturbing the clientele.
The property owner said the man cussed at him and refused to leave. He wandered around the plaza, repeatedly screaming at nobody in particular.
A deputy found the subject on a sidewalk talking to himself. After the deputy approached him from behind and asked what was going on, the subject yelled, "What the fuck are you sneaking up on me for?" The deputy then asked the man what his problem was, and he said, "You think you're a badass because you carry a gun."
Asked his name and birthday, the subject said, "I am from Oakland, and I got a felony warrant. You want to get killed?" It turned out that he had no warrants.
Asked if he had weapons, the man said, "I am just a bad motherfucker." He pointed behind the deputy (where nobody stood) and said, "Those people will put you six feet deep. This is my 'hood."
A plaza employee said he saw the subject approach a female and say something that shook her up. The woman told deputies the man had said, "Get the fuck out of here. This is my territory."
The man was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.
A BOY WITH A TOY
WEST ORANGE GROVE ROAD
NOV. 30, 5:19 P.M.
A boy was chastised by law enforcement for an assault with a plastic weapon, a PCSD report stated.
A father called after a child in his apartment complex allegedly hit his 9-year-old daughter with a plastic sword.
The deputy found the subject—a 4-year-old boy—with a plastic sword tucked into his shirt. When his parents, both on the scene, told the boy he had done something bad, he just laughed. Approached by a deputy, the boy got on a scooter and tried to leave. When the deputy caught up with him, he started to cry.
The deputy told the parents that he wouldn't arrest the child this time, but that if the behavior continued, the boy could be charged with assault.
The deputy told the victim—who displayed bruising and redness where she was struck—that she should stay away from her assailant, because "she should not be living in fear of a 4-year-old boy with a plastic sword."