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    Police Beat: Feb. 16

    Crying man ‘just wanted to fight someone’

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer was on patrol on Thursday at 10:55 p.m. when he saw two men arguing with one another on the south side of Old Main.

    As the officer started to walk toward the men, he noticed one of them staggering and yelling at the other, “”Come on, let’s fight.”” The officer separated the men and questioned them separately.

    The man being yelled at and his girlfriend were identified as UA students, whereas the other man had no affiliation with the university.

    The woman told the officer that the other man was trying to start a fight with her boyfriend.

    When the officer spoke with her boyfriend, he stated that he and his girlfriend had been sitting on the benches near the Forbes Building next to the bike path, when a man started yelling at them for no reason.

    They thought the man would keep on walking, but he approached the two on the bench yelling, “”Motherfucker, let’s fight.””

    When the man was within 10 feet of the couple, the seated man stood up and told him to go away.

    The staggering man then lunged and got both arms around his neck and shoulders. Both of them fell to the ground. The man who was assaulted said he was not injured and had no cuts or bruises.

    When the officer spoke with the man who had assaulted the couple, he noticed the man smelled of alcohol and was slurring his words.

    The man kept giving the officer his address and saying, “”I just wanted to fight someone.””

    After the officer asked a few questions, the man began to cry and said he did not want to talk anymore.

    The man was placed under arrest for minor in possession and assault. He was transported to Pima County Jail.

    Man floored in flowerbed

    A campus minister called UAPD on Thursday at 9:30 p.m. to report a man lying unconscious behind the Newman Center at 1615 E. Second St.

    The officer arrived at the scene and found the man lying on his back between a telephone pole and a flowerbed.

    The man woke up confused and did not answer questions appropriately.

    The man was identified by his driver’s license and stated he had had too much to drink but would not say where or what he had been drinking.

    The officer reported the man as having slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol. The man had also vomited on himself several times.

    After Tucson Fire Department arrived at the scene to treat the man, he refused care and said he just wanted to go back to his room.

    The officer called his roommate, who said that he would stay with the man all night.

    The man was given a ride back to La Paz Residence Hall. He was placed under arrest on charges of being an underage person with spirituous liquor in body. He signed his citation and was released.

    At 10:42 p.m., the officer was notified that TFD was responding to the man’s room in reference to extreme intoxication.

    The roommate called 911 again after the man continued throwing up and was not able to be woken up.

    The man was transported to University Medical Center, and a Code of Conduct referral was sent to the Dean of Students.

    Rebel flag waved on student’s whiteboard

    A UA student who felt threatened in her residence hall contacted UAPD officer Thursday at 9:15 p.m.

    The woman said she did not want to meet at her dorm, so the officer said they could meet at the Highland Market to talk about the incident.

    On Feb. 9, the woman said she arrived at her room that night and saw the words “”Southern pride”” written next to a picture of a Confederate flag that had been drawn on her whiteboard.

    The words and picture were placed underneath, where she had earlier written, “”Black Studies Month Yeah.””

    The woman said she reported the incident to her resident assistant, but no one had come forward. She also said she spent the entire day crying in her room and said she had never felt threatened before.

    The officer reported that her parents had been ready to pull their daughter out of school that weekend.

    After the officer told her she could change dorms if she did not feel safe, she agreed and said she would like a single room or would like to be transferred with her current roommate.

    The officer informed the woman to call UAPD if she had any other incidents occur in which she felt unsafe.


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