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Not-So-Good Samaritans

Unincorporated Pima County, April 29, 8:15 p.m.

A woman accused two men--who helped her change a flat tire--of driving off with her vehicle when they were done, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report said.

A deputy found the woman hiding in the brush; she reportedly said she had been scared.

According to the woman, she had pulled over after her tire blew out and was in the process of retrieving a spare when an SUV pulled up behind her. Two men--one heavyset and older, the other younger and slimmer--walked up to her.

The men spoke little English, according to the woman, but communicated to her that they were going to help. They finished the job and then started arguing with each other, she said.

The woman told authorities that she offered to pay the older man, and he gave her a strange look and clenched his fists. She said he started walking toward her, so she threw the keys over the vehicle and into the roadway before scurrying off into the desert.

The woman said she could see that one of the men entered her vehicle, while another entered the vehicle they had been driving in, and both sped off.

At no time were any threats made, the woman said.


Shanks a Lot

Unincorporated Pima County, April 26, 10:08 a.m.

An unruly student at a middle school was busted for saying he wanted to "shank" his teacher, a PCSD report stated.

The teacher said the boy, who was being disruptive, told her, "Hey, miss, I'm going to shank you," and repeated his desire to shank her several more times.

She told authorities she didn't feel scared by the threat, but was upset by the student's words.

The student claimed another boy had made the shanking threat. He did, however, say he came into class hyper after eating "four large pieces of candy."

Other boys said the first student had been cussing at the teacher and both had repeated the threat to shank her.

A deputy cited both boys for disorderly conduct and released them to their guardians.


Panty Thief

Valencia and Mission Roads, April 26, 10:46 a.m.

A woman believed someone stole a pair of underwear from her clothesline, a PCSD report stated.

She said the theft occurred between the hours of 10:30 p.m. on April 25 and 7 a.m. the next morning. Both gates leading to her backyard were locked, and there was no evidence that anyone had broken them.

The woman described the underwear as brightly colored, tie-dyed Jockey-brand panties worth approximately $10. No other items turned up missing, according to the report.

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