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    Police Beat: Jan. 31

    Not a laughing matter

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer arrived at Cellar Bistro on Thursday at 3:40 p.m. after an employee reported seeing what looked like a handgun. The employee said he saw the gun located in the Cellar next to the stage and opening doors. He picked it up, but noticed there was neither a magazine nor bullets in the chamber. He notified the police immediately, who arrived and detained the weapon. After further inspection, the officers realized that it was an airsoft gun. Officers and the employees speculated that the gun was used for the Comedy Corner, a stand-up comedy show every Wednesday night peformed by students. UAPD sent an email to Comedy Corner to verify that the gun was actually an airsoft gun. The gun will remain in UAPD Property and Evidence until a performer from Comedy Corner retrieves it.

    Come at me, bro

    A Tucson resident was at the UofA Bookstore with his family on Thursday at 1:45 p.m. His wife and children were standing in line downstairs when the man decided to step out of line and browse the rest of the store. Upon coming back he saw his wife speaking with a customer service representative, so he decided to approach them and see what they were talking about. Right after the husband walked up, he turned around to a male college student who said to him, “Hey you’re cutting the line!” The husband responded “no” and said that he was already in line, and that he was simply standing with his wife. The student repeated his argument again, this time six inches from the husband’s face. The husband said that the student had a “threatening look in his eyes.” The husband then grabbed the student by the shirt and threw him nine feet back, saying he feared that his wife and children were at harm. The student instantly stood up, prepared to punch the husband. Bookstore employees rushed over to the scene before the two had the opportunity to hurt each other. Police arrived at the bookstore minutes later and contained the two men. They reviewed the security tapes and decided that the student was at fault for showing physical aggression. The student was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

    Five warrants and no happy endings

    A librarian at the UA Main Library called UAPD after she saw a male student viewing pornography in the corner of the library on the public computers. UAPD officers arrived on the scene and asked the male student to step outside with them. As they stepped outside, the student asked, “What’s this all about?” The officers stated that they were called because someone saw him viewing pornography. He said that he had not viewed anything like that on the computers. As the officers walked over to view the history on the computer, he told them, “Well maybe something popped up on the computer, I don’t know.” They asked for his driver’s license and ran a check on his information, and found that the student had five outstanding warrants for his arrest. UAPD officers arrested him for the warrants, warned him against viewing pornography and sent him to Pima County Jail. Officers said that if he was caught viewing pornography websites again, he would lose his privileges at the university.

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