A PARKING LOT TO YOU, HOME TO ME
WEST INA ROAD
AUG. 4, 11:35 P.M.
An apparent vagrant who bedded down in a Circle K parking lot decided it also was a fine place to urinate, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report. A security guard told deputies that she found a man she had previously banned from the property sound asleep on the parking-lot pavement, surrounded by bags containing his belongings. The guard said that when she woke him and told him to leave, the man mumbled some words and left. But about 10 minutes later, the guard said, she found the man in another part of the parking lot. As he saw her approach, the man began to piss on a nearby electrical box, "recklessly exposing his genitals," according to the report, not to mention putting himself in danger of electrocution. When he ignored her request to leave, the guard called the Sheriff's Department. The reporting deputy arrested the man on suspicion of criminal trespassing and indecent exposure.
THE KEY TO A VANDALISM CHARGE
EAST ORANGE GROVE ROAD
AUG. 5, 1 P.M.
A woman who was fed up with people parking in her assigned space at an apartment complex took a key to a vehicle parked in her spot, leaving it with some serious damage, a PCSD report said. She also left the car's owner a note: "Stop fucking parking in my assigned parking spot, you fucking scum bag!" it said. "I keyed (your car) instead of having it towed." Strangely, the note ended with the writer wishing the owner "a wonderful night." There was also a drawing of a smiley face. A man who said he had been visiting his girlfriend at the complex discovered his car had been keyed on both sides as well as across the hood. The scratches, according to a deputy at the scene, were deep. The deputy identified the person who was assigned the parking spot in question and eventually contacted her. The woman told the deputy she sometimes has frustrating workdays and comes home "a little upset," and that when people repeatedly park in her spot, it makes her very angry. She said she'd left several notes on various cars parked in her spot. Apparently, the latest incident was the last straw. The woman admitted keying the car, saying, "Yeah, it was probably not a very smart thing to do." She was cited for vandalism and released.