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    Police Beat: March 29

    Don’t kick me when I’m down

    Two University of Arizona Police Department officers were on patrol at Speedway Boulevard and Cherry Avenue when they saw a male student fall on the sidewalk at 3:35 a.m. on Tuesday. The officers got out of their patrol car and approached the man, who was laying on his ride side. The officer noticed that the man had a large abrasion on the right side of his head and that he would need immediate medical attention.

    Officers asked him if he was OK, and he said, “I drank too much.” They noticed that his clothes and breath smelled of alcohol. The officers then asked where he was earlier that night, and he replied, “I don’t remember, what I do remember is that my own friends beat the shit out of me and I had a few beers and a bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey.” They searched his body and noticed more scrapes on the man’s arms and face. When officers asked if he would like to press charges against his friends who beat him up, he said, “I am definitely going to have to think about it. I do know I am in deep shit and I will probably now get kicked out of my parent’s house for this.”

    Tucson Medical Services arrived at the scene and began evaluating him. Paramedics then took him to the University of Arizona Medical Center. Officers contacted the man’s parents and told them about what happened. They told the parents that they should tell their son to press charges. Officers then cited the man for minor in possession of alcohol in body.

    Would-be thief gets egg on his face

    A Cactus Grill employee called the UAPD and told them that they detained a male student for trying to steal an omelet at 12:58 p.m. on Monday. Officers arrived at the scene and spoke with the restaurant’s manager. The manager said that the student filled out two omelet slips and handed the slip that would be more expensive to the omelet chef. Once the omelet was made, he went to the cashier and handed her the other slip, which cost him $4.22. The more expensive slip would have cost him $7.74.

    Officers asked the man if the manager’s story was correct, and he said, “I did exactly what she said I did.” He said that stealing an omelet was the biggest mistake of his life and that the difference was “only three bucks.” Officers then asked him why he tried to steal such an inexpensive item, and he replied, “I don’t know, I wasn’t thinking, this is the biggest mistake of my life.” The student was cited for theft and released. He was also issued a Dean of Students Code of Conduct violation form.

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