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    Police Beat: February 28

    Streaker with a heart of gold

    A man who tried to prove his love for an ex-girlfriend by running across campus naked was stopped by police at 2:18 p.m. on Feb. 22.

    The University of Arizona Police Department noticed the man carrying his clothes in front of his crotch while running on University Boulevard outside of the Space Sciences building.

    Police stopped and identified the man, then told him to put his clothes on and stand next to their patrol vehicle. The man obeyed and sat on the curb while being questioned.

    The man said that he had cheated on his girlfriend and was upset that she broke up with him after he told her what he did. He decided to show his love for her by running naked from Broadway Boulevard to Speedway Boulevard, but later admitted it “was not a good idea” since people would see him.

    While police were talking to the man, UAPD received a report from a UA employee who had seen the man streaking through the grassy area of the Highland Commons but did not wish to pursue criminal charges.

    Video and audio of police speaking with the man was sent into evidence from the patrol car camera system.

    UAPD also contacted the man’s ex-girlfriend.

    Let’s do the time warp again

    A UA student was cited and released for minor in possession at 1:10 a.m. on Feb 22 after telling police she had drunk 25 shots and was born in 1949.

    UAPD saw a woman in a black dress lying in a dirt area next to the Delta Gamma sorority house and struggling to get up. After getting to her feet, the woman tried to go in a side gate of the house.

    As police got closer, they noticed she was bleeding from her mouth and had a fat lip and scraped knees.

    When the officers asked the woman for identification, she was “very unsteady” and “wobbly” and didn’t reply.

    Police asked again and the student gave her name and said she was born on July 27, 1949. Police asked one more time and she mumbled the same answer.

    Finally, she named a date 44 years later.

    A records check of the name and date of birth the woman had provided matched a UA student from Illinois.

    The woman seemed reluctant to tell police where she had been earlier in the evening, but eventually said that she had been at the Delta Chi fraternity.

    She hadn’t drunk anything while there, she told police, but admitted to drinking vodka after being asked again. When asked how much she had had to drink, she answered, “25.”

    The officer asked again, and the student changed her answer to more than five shots, but less than 10.

    The student could not remember what her cuts were from but said they hadn’t happened at Delta Chi.

    Police then walked the student to the front of the sorority house and told her she was under arrest for charges of minor in possession.

    She was not willing to sign the citation until police told her it was “not a threat, but a requirement,” and that if she refused to sign she’d be taken to jail.

    The student then signed the citation and was released.

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