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    Man found with three pipes, pot in car
    A man was cited and released for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 10:38 p.m. Nov. 10.

    While doing a check of the Tyndall Parking Garage, an officer observed a man alone in a vehicle on the top level. Both front windows were completely rolled down.

    As the officer approached the car, she detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

    The man identified himself to her when she made contact. She asked why there was an odor of marijuana coming from his car. The man said he and some friends had smoked in his car a few days earlier. The officer noticed he had slightly red, watery eyes. He was then asked to stick out his tongue. Reports noted that there was a greenish tint to the back of his tongue.

    The officer asked the man if there was any marijuana in the car. The man said yes. He pointed to the driver’s seat and said there was a smoking pipe and lighter underneath. There was a green leafy substance inside the pipe. He also told the officer there was marijuana in the glove box. The officer retrieved a plastic container, which contained a baggie with a leafy green substance inside. The man also admitted there was a glass pipe and a wooden pipe inside the glove box. Both pipes contained burnt residue.

    The man told the officer he had been smoking alone in his vehicle about five to 10 minutes before the officer arrived. He said he had purchased the marijuana from an unknown person in Phoenix on Nov. 8. He was cited and released on charges of drug and paraphernalia possession.

    In lieu of identifying self, man crab walks
    A man was taken to jail after refusing to identify himself at 6:51 p.m. Nov. 10.

    While patrolling eastbound on Fourth Street, an officer saw a man flailing and swinging his arms as he walked down the street. The officer noticed several pedestrians either cross the street or go back in the direction from which they came. One unidentified woman moved toward the Shantz building loading dock, and the man turned to her and began yelling.

    The officer made contact with the man and asked him if he was all right. The man began walking toward the officer and said he was all right and gave the officer a name.

    The officer asked for his date of birth, but the man would not respond. The officer then asked for his identification. The man gave him a different name but gave no date of birth. He began to walk away from the officer, who told him to stay put. He then yelled a combination of the two names he had said earlier and told the officer “”and you’re going to find out what that means.””

    The man attempted to leave again, and the officer told him to sit. The man then threw himself on the pavement and began yelling incoherent statements at the top of his lungs, according to reports. He began “”crab crawling”” east on Fourth Street. He suddenly stopped and looked up at the officer and said, “”You know what I mean?””

    The officer asked the man again for his name, but he refused to speak. He lay flat on his back with his arms straight out and closed his eyes.

    He was arrested on charges of refusing to provide identification when lawfully detained and disorderly conduct. The man was taken to the Pima County Jail and booked.

    Man reports he was assaulted with rusty nail
    A man was taken to the hospital after he reported another man stabbed him with a rusty nail at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 10.

    Police responded to the Optical Sciences building for a possible assault. They had been advised that a man was reporting he had been stabbed by an unknown man with a rusty nail at a bus stop.

    The man told officers he had just gotten off the bus and sat down on the bench. An individual he described as a white male with a blond ponytail was sitting next to him. He said he asked the other man for a cigarette. The other man said he did not have any, so the first man thanked him and told him to have a nice day. The unknown man then cursed at him and reached over, stabbing him in his left leg just above the knee with a nail.

    The man described the nail as about 4 inches long and rusty. He said he then jumped up, pulled the nail out of his leg and threw it at the unknown man, who then boarded a Sun Tran bus. The man said he could not tell which bus it was.

    Police observed the wound and called the Tucson Fire Department to assess the man’s injury. They said he should be taken to the nearest hospital for a tetanus shot. The officer transported him to University Medical Center.

    The officer noticed that the man’s pants did not have a hole or puncture in them and asked why. The man said, “”I don’t know, I don’t pay attention to such things.”” He was unable to explain why his pants were undamaged by the nail.

    Photographs were taken of the wound for evidence.

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