SAD NIGHT FOR SUCCULENTS
MARCH 11, 11:02 A.M.
HILL ROAD, VAIL
A possibly drunken driver trespassed on a homeowner's property and left a trail of blood and uprooted or bruised Sonoran desert flora behind him, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report said.
A deputy met with the property owner, who showed him around his desert-terrain domain, which was marred by many tire tracks and disturbed dirt and vegetation. The owner said that the previous evening an unknown driver had entered his property through the single open gate. The driver circled the house, stopped, and then backed into a cholla cactus, which became stuck in the car's undercarriage as the driver continued backing up—right into a tree.
The owner said the impact dislodged the cholla, which allowed the driver to again circle the house before stopping at a different gate on the property. The owner said the driver got out of the car and walked to the locked gate, where he apparently cut himself because the deputy found what appeared to blood splattered on the ground nearby.
The owner said the driver then returned to his car and backed up yet again, this time uprooting a prickly pear cactus. He continued to back up, uprooting yet another prickly pear before hitting yet another tree and shattering one of the vehicle's tail lights. The driver then managed to get his vehicle off the property without hitting anything else.
The deputy took photos of the destruction, a shard from the tail light and some blood-covered rocks as evidence.
MARCH 30, 9:10 A.M.
Someone repeatedly urinated on the same door at a University of Arizona residence hall, according to a UA Police Department report.
A UAPD officer went to the dorm (unnamed in the report) to interview a student who said someone had peed on the door of his room. The officer saw a still-wet stain that could have been from urine on the carpet in front of the door.
The student said it was at least the seventh time in the past month that someone had urinated on his door.
The dorm's resident adviser said that the student's door had been the urinator's only target in the building, but the student told the officer he couldn't think of anyone who would want to sully the entrance to his room in that way. He was told to call police if he had more information.