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    Police Beat: April 28

    Put another shrimp on the barbie

    UA students got into a scuffle after one of them accused the other of shoplifting on April 22.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer was flagged down at 3:07 a.m., on Santa Rita Avenue and Lowell Street.

    A male student with blood on his mouth told the officer that another student had punched him.

    According to the student, his assailant ran into the Sixth Street Parking Garage.

    Before he was punched, the student was sitting in the courtyard next to Highland Market.

    His assailant walked out of the market and asked for a cigarette. After informing him that he didn’t have any, the man went back inside the store.

    Several minutes later, he came back out with a small blue bag of potato chips and another unknown item.

    “”Shh, don’t tell anyone,”” the assailant said.

    When the student asked him if he had stolen the chips, the assailant admitted to the theft.

    “”You shouldn’t steal things because it’s not right,”” said the student.

    “”What are you going to do about it, pussy?”” said the assailant.

    “”Nothing, I’m just saying it’s not right,”” the student said.

    According to the student, the assailant then walked up to him and began slapping him in the face and saying, “”What are you going to do, hit me?””

    The student claimed he refused to fight back, and instead got up to leave.

    While walking away, the assailant continued to harass, slap and antagonizing the student.

    The student lost track of his assailant, but was surprised when he ran at him and punched the student in the face.

    As soon as the student fell to the ground, the assailant ran away to the garage.

    The other officers, dispatched to search the area, came across a man similar to the suspect described at Jett’s Wildcat Petrol.

    The responding officer transported the victim to the scene to identify the suspect.

    The alleged assailant, an Australian international student, said that he paid for his items and denied instigating any fight with the student.

    A check of security footage at Highland Market showed the assailant leave the market without paying.

    The officer arrested him on charges of shoplifting and assault with injury.

    He was transported to Pima County Jail and booked for his charges.

    PGA tour hits the UA Mall

    Two drunk UA students hit the links early on April 22. A UA custodial employee reported two men hitting golf balls toward the Student Union Memorial Center at 4:35 a.m.

    A UAPD officer arrived at the UA Mall and asked the students to relinquish the two golf clubs and golf balls, to which the students complied.

    One student claimed that they were only chipping balls.

    However, both students appeared unsteady on their feet, had red eyes and smelt of alcohol.

    One of them admitted to have been drinking, the other denied it.

    After being tested for intoxication, both students admitted to drinking at a mutual friend’s house.

    The students were both cited and released for minor in possession, but, according to the officer, remained polite and cooperative.

    The officer then reminded the students that while chipping balls was not necessarily prohibited, driving was.

    Beta tackles jellyfish problem

    An unknown party tagged the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house with graffiti in four different places on April 24.

    A resident of the house reported the incident to UAPD around 1 p.m.

    When the officer arrived, a fraternity brother showed the officer each graffiti location.

    The tags were located on one of the front columns of the house, facing University Boulevard, near a first floor window, on the east side of the building, near the roof, and inside the house in one of the first floor bathrooms.

    The resident suspected that the tagger broke into the house to make the bathroom image because an unused window had been opened.

    All of the tags were of the same image, a jellyfish-type face with facial hair, a top hat and unintelligible writing written next to it.

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