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He Fought the Law

UA Area, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.

A policeman helping stop a game-time fight was drawn into a fight of his own by an enraged bystander, according to a UA Police Department report.

After responding to a conflict during a football game at Arizona Stadium, the officer began to assist by keeping observers away from the fight scene. Soon, he felt a pull on his left shoulder and was confronted by an angry young man, whom he told to back up. "You back the fuck up!" screamed the man. "I'll kick your ass!" The man then pushed the officer forcefully with both hands.

The reporting officer and another officer managed to get the offender on the ground, but could not handcuff him, because he was writhing and clutching his arms to his chest. After he repeatedly disobeyed orders to put his hands behind his back, the officer Tasered him "approximately" two times. The man gave up and was detained.


Mom Needs Better Weapons

West Magee Road, Oct. 11, 9:39 p.m.

A mother attempting to use some unusual disciplinary tools on her defiant teenage son got her house vandalized in return, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

A deputy dispatched to the family's residence met the son outside, tearful and sitting half-naked on the back of a pickup truck. He said he had been in bed that afternoon when his mother told him to get up and do some chores, and after he refused, she poured water all over him. Upset, he started yelling, at which point his mother picked up a backscratcher and tried to smack him with it. The son stated that he grabbed the wooden tool and broke it over his knee.

An interview with the mother confirmed that she had asked him to do some chores, and he had refused. She stated that he also got so angry that he punched a hole through his door. After the argument, she said, he left the house and shattered the front window with a large rock.

The mother's accusations were corroborated by a cousin, as well as by the fist-sized hole found in the son's bedroom door. He was taken to Pima County Juvenile Court.


The Jungle's Calling

North Shirley Lane, Oct. 8, 9:51 a.m.

A woman received a harassing telephone call from what sounded like a wild animal, said a PCSD report.

At about 9:45 a.m., the woman stated, she answered the phone, and instead of a person on the other end, there were growls and roars like those of a tiger or lion. She speculated that someone was playing something on a tape recorder. She has received no other calls from that number.

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