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    Police Beat: January 10

    F-bombs away

    The University of Arizona Police Department spoke with a female UA employee regarding a series of disturbances caused by a man in the University Services Building at 10:35 a.m. on Jan. 7.

    The two first spoke in November, when the man contacted her office arranging an appointment to enroll in UA classes through a veteran’s benefits loan program titled “VRAP.” After arriving 45 minutes late, the man became aggravated when he was told the appointment would be shortened because of his tardiness. He returned on Jan. 4 and tried to meet with the woman again, but she was on vacation.

    “It’s only the holidays and it’s two days, why isn’t she here?” the man said, raising his voice. He then left the building.

    Three days later he met with an employee , who told him that he didn’t have the proper paperwork to be enrolled in classes. The man began “dropping F-bombs” and pounding the desk as the employee tried to calm him down.

    “Where is my fucking baseball bat?” the man said, before leaving University Services, saying he’d return.

    He spoke with an employee on the phone following this incident. The employee started taking notes of the conversation when the man became irritated.

    “I’ve been moved into an apartment next door to a meth dealer who I knew when I was four and we got into a fight because he tortures animals,” he said. “I have a cat right now with a missing hip because another neighbor kicked him. The constable is coming to my home to evict me because I haven’t gotten the money from VRAP to pay rent. I apologize for making anyone think I would hurt them, I am only carrying a baseball bat around because it’s sports equipment. You can’t tell me I can’t walk around carrying sports equipment, I’m 52 years old.”

    The conversation was “uneasy and uncomfortable” said the answering employee, who asked the man not to return to USB.

    The employees who witnessed these events are not seeking further court proceedings, but they requested that the man not return unless for official business.

    Speeding, spice, and everything nice

    A man was arrested on a felony warrant from the Pima County Sheriff’s Office after a failure to appear in court on a weapons charge, triggering a $50,000 bond, at 2:55 p.m.
    on Jan. 8.

    The man was identified when UAPD stopped him for speeding near Waverly Street and Campbell Avenue. A UAPD officer asked him to step out of his car, then handcuffed him, as his felony weapons warrant was verified.

    A knife for work and “some potpourri” from a smoke shop were the only items of note in the car, he said, before permitting the officer to search the vehicle.

    Upon searching, the officer found two knives, brass knuckles and two small plastic containers containing “Legal Devil Potpourri,” a form of spice or synthetic marijuana.

    The subject was then given a verbal warning for speeding, before being transported and booked at Pima County Jail because of his outstanding warrant.

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