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Right in the Kisser

UA Area, Oct. 7, 8:01 p.m.

A traffic-control arm at a parking garage clobbered a man in the face, a University of Arizona Police Department report said.

The man told police an attendant raised the arm at the Tyndall Avenue Garage, 880 E. Fourth St., and waved him in. He said as soon as he pulled forward, the arm started descending.

The man, who was driving a Jeep without a top, said it hit him in the face, causing his nose and mouth to bleed.

He refused medical attention, saying he only wanted to document what happened.


Pathogen Panic

Valencia Road and Interstate 10, Sept. 26, 4:35 p.m.

A man reportedly became irate because his father brought home books on obsessive-compulsive disorder that the man claimed had "evil germs" on them, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report said.

The man's father said he brought the books home because his son has numerous mental disorders. He said his son became angry because microbes on the books would contaminate the house.

The father claimed he left after his son became irate, but returned later to allegedly find him choking his mother "because they were angry with each other," the report said.

Deputies charged the man with domestic violence and disorderly conduct after a preliminary investigation. He was transported to Pima County Adult Detention Center.

Authorities provided the man's mother with information on how to get mental health care for her son.


Vanished

Oracle and Rudasill roads, Sept. 27, 7:22 p.m.

A woman turned around after completing business at an automatic-teller machine and saw that her car was missing, a PCSD report stated.

The woman told deputies she left the driver's side door open and the car's motor running while she used the Bank One automatic-teller machine at 6000 N. Oracle Road.

An employee at a nearby gas station said he believed the perpetrator was a man with dirty blond hair who wasn't wearing a shirt or shoes. The man had "huge alien tattoos" with large black eyes and green skin, he added.

The employee said the man and a woman he arrived with started arguing outside the store, so he split them up. He told deputies he last saw the man cross the street, and, after about five minutes, the woman whose car was stolen walked in asking to use the phone.

The car was later found in a church parking lot, the report said.

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