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Police Beat: April 23, 2015

“Show a little respect”

A UA student was found lying face down on the ground next to a bush near the Architecture building on the morning of April 12. 

A University of Arizona Police Department officer noticed the man face down and loudly snoring. After approaching the man, the officer found it difficult to wake him.

Another UA officer removed the man’s wallet from his shorts and discovered he was 19 years old. In order to wake him up, a Tucson Fire Department paramedic gave him a sternum rub. 

After waking up, the man started having mood swings. He had a strong smell of alcohol coming from his whole body, as well as hiccups and slurred speech. 

The man wanted to leave the scene, but the paramedics wouldn’t let him. The man then told the officer to “show a little respect.”

The student was taken to a patrol car and given a ride back to Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, where he lived. The UAPD officer contacted the man again that night; the man said he was in better shape than earlier. 

The officer arrested the man on charges of minor in possession of alcohol and took him to Pima County Jail. The man apologized for his behavior earlier and said, “This was good for me. I needed this.”

There’s no place like home

A UAPD officer was called to Yavapai Residence Hall about a man who was intoxicated on April 12 at 4:33 a.m. 

When the officer arrived at the residence hall, workers from University Emergency Medical Services and TFD were already trying to evaluate the man, who was sitting in the center of the room in a chair. He had slurred speech and an odor of alcohol coming from his breath. He admitted to drinking earlier that evening. 

The officer observed the man having trouble answering questions from TFD officials and not being able to balance himself when standing up. The man continued to try to stand up but was unsuccessful. 

The man also kept repeating, “I just want to go home,” even though he was already in his room. 

After TFD officials cleared him, the student was put in the care of a friend for the night. 

The officer spoke with the man, and he claimed to be drinking earlier but did not remember where. He was cited for minor in possession of alcohol.

The man asked, “Why did you stop me?” He then went to sleep.

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