BLAST FROM THE PAST
NORTH SHANNON ROAD
JULY 24, 11:45 P.M.
A woman became irate to the point of self-harm when a long-ago ex declined to let her live with him, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.
Responding to a suicidal-threats call, sheriff's deputies located a sweaty, bleeding, screaming female pacing back and forth in front of a residence. While searching her backpack, they found several knives as well as a hypodermic needle containing white residue.
When asked why she was bleeding, she said she had been running and had cut herself with a knife on accident; however, she refused medical attention. She stated that she had been at the house of her ex-boyfriend, who had years ago told her that he would take care of her and help her if she needed it. But tonight, she said, when she went to his house to ask for a place to live, he refused to let her stay with him. She then apparently got very angry and threatened to harm herself.
The subject was extremely jittery and could not keep still; she was also very belligerent and verbally abusive, stating that the sheriff's department was full of "bitches and assholes." She repeatedly said that she did not think the situation was funny and that the deputies on scene should stop laughing. The reporting deputy at no time saw any deputy laughing or making inappropriate comments, according to the report.
After being taken to jail, the subject refused to wear her own shoes, stating that she did not know "what the hell" those were. The reason she gave for being uncooperative was that her ex-boyfriend "never gets in trouble, and she always ends up in trouble."
AUG. 4, 4:03 P.M.
A violent male using schoolyard logic claimed self-defense before assaulting a female at the library, a University of Arizona Police Department report stated.
The victim said she had been at the university's Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., trying to exit the elevator, when she felt something brush against the right side of her body. She jerked her right elbow backward in a reflexive effort to remove whatever had brushed her and learned that she had struck an unknown male who had been hovering silently beside her.
She quickly exited the library, she said, but the male followed her and shouted, "You bitch, you hit me first, so that means I can hit you!" Then he allegedly punched her in the nose.
The reportee ran back to the library to call the police.
No permanent damage was done, and the reportee did not want to press charges.