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Police Beat: October 23

Backward hat means business

A non-UA affiliated man threatened a UA student on Thursday at 12:08 p.m. near the Museum of Art.

University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to a student’s complaint that a man had verbally threatened him. The student was on campus to pick up his son from another UA student.

The two students had mutual custody and agreed to meet so the woman could drop off her son. Earlier that day, the woman had not arrived at the designated area to drop off her son.

The student called the woman several times, trying to get his son, but the woman did not answer. He decided to wait for her outside her first class by the Museum of Art.

When the woman was dropped off, he began to ask her what happened. The man who dropped off the woman got out of his car and started threatening the student.

The driver said the student was harassing the woman. He also challenged the student to hit him and began to call the student a “pussy” when he did not.

The driver then turned his hat backward, took off his sunglasses and clenched his fists as if preparing to fight. Murmuring, the man said fighting the student was “worth going back to prison for,” but he turned away from the student and went back to his car.

The driver then pointed to the student and said, “You’re going to get yours.” The student then called UAPD and said he was scared that the driver might take his son away from him that day out of spite.

The student asked that the incident be documented but no further legal actions were taken.

Caught yellow-handed

A non-UA affiliated man was arrested for theft, criminal damage and drug paraphernalia on Wednesday at approximately 1:08 p.m.

UAPD officers were called to a residence hall for a bike theft in progress. While on their way to the crime scene, the officers found the man matching the description of the burglar.

One officer stopped the man while the other went to get the witness who called in the crime. The woman who called confirmed it was the same man she saw cutting the bike cable lock with a pair of yellow handled cutters.

While the officer stopped the man and sat him down at a bus stop bench, he noticed the yellow handled cable cutters next to the man. The owner of the bike arrived while officers were still at the scene and said he wanted to pursue criminal charges.

The man was issued an exclusionary order by UAPD officers and was taken to the Pima County’s Sheriff Department.

– Follow Micah Montiel @MicahMontiel

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