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    Police Beat: Oct. 4

    *Anti-military man goes on long tirade *

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to South Hall around noon on Wednesday in response to a U.S. Marine who was harassed while in uniform on campus.

    The Marine, who is also a UA student, told the officer he had been waiting at the bus stop near the Meinel Optical Sciences building around 10 a.m. when a man he had never seen before approached him.

    The man saluted the Marine and yelled, “Oil for babies, fuckers!” He then sat down on a bench opposite the Marine. A few minutes later, the man yelled, “What you’re doing is wrong! I hope you die and I hope your family dies! You’re gonna die! You monkey, your family is going to die! I hope your father dies! I hope you go overseas and get buried in the sand! You monkey, your reign of evil will come to an end and a new way will come!”

    The man shouted that freedom of speech allowed him to say these things. The Marine said he was surprised by the man’s anger and asked him what he was talking about.

    The man said, “You know exactly what this is about,” and then got on the bus and left. The Marine told the officer he wanted the incident documented, but did not wish to participate in the prosecutorial process.

    The man matched the description of a non-UA affiliated man who was detained by UAPD officers on Sept. 24. He told one of the officers, “Your reign of terror is coming to an end.” Officers were informed that the man likes to provoke law enforcement into violating his civil rights so he can sue.

    $2,000 bike jacked

    A UAPD officer spoke with a UA employee over the phone on Wednesday in reference to a stolen bike.

    The man said he had secured his Trek black mountain bike to the racks at the Gould-Simpson building the day before with a cable lock. When he returned at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, his bike and lock were gone. The man estimated the bike to be worth $2,000 and the lock to be around $30. He was unable to provide a serial number for the bike.

    Victim’s rights forms were mailed to the man. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

    Arms down

    A UAPD officer was completing a security check in the Highland Avenue Parking Garage on Wednesday when he noticed a car with its emergency flashers on and the driver standing by the car near the southwest entrance.

    The traffic entry gate arm was on the ground behind the vehicle. The officer spoke to the driver, a UA professor, who said he had been entering the garage about 10 minutes earlier when he heard loud thuds behind him. The gate arm had come down on the back of his car and fell to the ground. The impact left dents and white scrape marks on the back of the man’s car. The man said the garage is his usual parking location and he entered using a Parking and Transportation Services issued automatic identification device. The officer photographed the scene and notified UA Risk Management of the incident.

    Lost wallet

    A UAPD officer spoke with a woman over the phone on Wednesday who reported that she had lost her wallet in the Sixth Street Parking Garage. The woman said she lost her wallet in the garage between 7 and 8 p.m. The wallet is a black, men’s wallet and contains the woman’s driver’s license, CatCard, debit card, health insurance card and $20 cash. She called the bank and canceled the debit card. There is no further information.

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