THE RIGHT TO YELL
WEST CALLE LOMAS DE MAÑANA
FEB. 13, 12:31 P.M.
A man accused of screaming at his neighbor and repeatedly kicking his own car helpfully gave deputies a demonstration of his behavior, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.
A deputy, responding to a call about the man, found the subject—described as "dirty and grungy"—sitting on a bicycle. He soon dismounted, yelling, "This is bullshit!" The man, whose speech was slurred, then asked the deputy why law enforcement was there. When told of the complaints about his behavior, the man asked, "Is it against the law to scream?"
He then approached one of the three vehicles in his yard, yelling, "This is how I was kicking my car!"
He proceeded to kick the driver's side door of one vehicle while also screaming. After the deputy told the man that he was familiar with how someone kicks a car, the subject walked over to the deputy, held out his hands and asked, "Am I under arrest?"
The subject was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct.
As he was being forced into the patrol car, he broke one of its windows (either with his head or by kicking it, according to the report), all the while yelling profanities at the top of his lungs.
WEST WESLEYAN DRIVE
FEB. 13, 11:52 A.M.
A man said he was verbally abused after lingering behind a woman's house while walking his dog, a PCSD report stated.
The man told deputies that he regularly walked his dog past the woman's backyard as he and his canine companion made their way down a neighborhood alley. When he'd done so that day, he said, the woman told him to "get the fuck out of here" and rattled off other profanities.
When a deputy interviewed the woman in question, she confirmed that the man often walked his dog in the alley, but said that when he got to her house, he tended to linger, brushing his dog for up to 15 minutes. She said that the man's actions riled up her own dog and disturbed her two young daughters, who found his behavior "creepy."
The woman admitted having words with the man that day, but said hers were civil, while his were obscene; she claims he told her, "You're a fucking bitch."
Neither the man nor the woman was arrested.