CURSING THE HAND THAT FEEDS
CRAYCROFT AND LITTLETOWN ROADS
OCT. 31, 7:50 A.M.
A transient who was arguing with his portable radio called a woman who was helping to feed the homeless a "cunt" when she asked him to tone it down, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.
Deputies were called to Thomas Jay Regional Park to investigate a report that a man was threatening people.
A woman told deputies that she was part of a group setting up tables to feed the homeless when a man walked by while shouting and cursing at his radio. When she asked him not to use such language, she said he shouted, "Shut up, you fucking cunt!" and continued conversing with the radio.
Three witnesses confirmed the woman's story. One said the man repeatedly yelled "Fuck!" and told the woman to "shut the fuck up" or he'd "stick" her.
Deputies soon located the man and confirmed he was homeless. He told them he liked to go behind the bleachers at that park to plug in his radio. He denied yelling at the woman but admitted he'd gotten "into an argument with his music machine."
He also denied threatening to "stick" anyone, although a search of the man turned up a 3-inch knife blade.
The man was jailed on suspicion of disorderly conduct.
ONE MAN'S TRASH
OCT. 2, 10 P.M.
A man claimed to be Dumpster-diving when caught near a trash can after he reportedly started to strip in front of grocery shoppers, a PCSD report said.
Several deputies went to a foothills-area Albertson's in response to calls about a man "making faces" at people and pulling down his pants.
When a deputy found the man by a nearby trash can, he immediately stood and put his hands up, saying he was Dumpster-diving. He also repeatedly said, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry."
On top of the trash can were numerous pieces of burnt foil, which deputies suspected had been used for smoking drugs. The man—who shook as he talked to deputies—eventually admitted to having smoked methamphetamine. Deputies searched him and found two pipes, two straw fragments (commonly used for smoking drugs off foil) and what appeared to be meth. He was handcuffed and put in a patrol car.
En route to jail, the man said he'd been "self-medicating" by doing "speedballs" with about a gram of heroin and half a gram of meth. He was booked on suspicion of possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia.