WEST RUTHRAUFF ROAD
AUG. 20, 7:51 P.M.
A woman stole a bottle of Mike’s Hard Lemonade from a gas station/convenience store, and then drank it in the parking lot while daring store clerks to call law enforcement, according to a Pima County Sheriff’s Department report.
Deputies responded to a call about a shoplifter at the Giant gas station at 2075 W. Ruthrauff Road. Clerks reported that a woman had stolen the alcoholic beverage and was in the parking lot, trying to jump in front of cars.
One deputy found the woman and detained her while another interviewed the store manager, who said the woman had walked to the beer cooler, taken a bottle and left the store.
The manager said she then was seen drinking from the bottle in plain sight in the parking lot, and was yelling, “Go ahead and call the police!”
A store clerk told a deputy that when he asked the woman to pay for the bottle before leaving the store, she replied, “I’m not gonna.”
When questioned by deputies, the woman denied stealing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade—and even denied being at the gas station.
Both reporting deputies were already familiar with the woman, having investigated a disturbance at her mother’s house earlier in the day.
The woman was taken to jail on suspicion of shoplifting and false reporting to law enforcement.
MENACE TO SOCIETY
WEST INA ROAD
AUG. 22, 12:42 A.M.
A man who calls himself “Menace” seemingly tried to live up to the name during a disturbance at an apartment complex, a PCSD report said.
Deputies were dispatched in response to a call from a woman who said she was having problems with her friend’s boyfriend, whom she knew only by the moniker “Menace.”
The woman and some acquaintances had been swimming in the complex’s pool after hours, the report said. But when a security guard showed up, everyone left the pool—except for Menace and his girlfriend.
When he and his girlfriend returned to the apartment of the woman who had called deputies, Menace reportedly started calling the people there “pussies” and “cowards,” because they hadn’t stayed at the pool. Menace also reportedly threatened to fight one of the males in the apartment, and then refused to leave.
Menace—who was visibly intoxicated, according to deputies—was arrested on suspicion of multiple crimes, including three counts of disorderly conduct.