DINNER AND DETAINMENT
WEST INA ROAD
FEB. 25, 3 P.M.
A man abandoned his date after scamming a meal with her, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.
Deputies responded to a "dine-and-dash" call at an Applebee's restaurant, where a man and a woman were accused of consuming about $85 worth of food and alcohol, and not paying. The woman was still sitting in a booth, but the man had apparently left.
The woman said she'd met the man on the bus and had known him for about a week. She said she thought he'd pay for their meal, as she had no money, but he got up to use the bathroom and never returned. Asked what his name was, she matter-of-factly replied, "Charles Manson." Told to give his real name, she evidently became confused and replied that she knew him only by that name.
The woman was arrested for not paying for the meal. She reportedly possessed a driver's license, a Social Security card and a credit card she claimed someone "gave her" on the bus about a week ago. She also had an Arizona ID card for a woman she claimed was her friend.
While interviewing the woman, a reporting deputy noticed a strong smell of marijuana. When asked if she possessed any, she said no.
A marijuana pipe was later found wedged in the patrol car's backseat.
BLOOD IS THICKER THAN VODKA
NORTH CAMINO DE LA TIERRA
FEB. 21, 2:50 A.M.
A man seemingly acting under the influence was suffering from some sort of blood poisoning, a PCSD report stated.
Deputies were told by a northwest-side trailer-park resident that he was awakened during pre-dawn hours by loud knocking on his door. When he yelled out the window, asking the knocker's identity, he said an unknown male gave an unfamiliar first name, followed by statements that made no sense in context, including, "You remember me!"; "Can you call the cops? They are holding me against my will"; and, "They want my Home Depot card."
The resident said he opened his door, armed with his handgun, and found a strange man who appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Deputies found the male nearby and handcuffed him. The subject seemed high on drugs—looking frantically around and twitching—but exhibited no signs of alcohol intoxication, despite his insistence that he'd been drinking vodka all day. He repeatedly engaged in self-induced vomiting in the back of the patrol vehicle.
The subject was taken to the hospital, where he was found to be suffering from blood poisoning. He was cited for disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace.