Most of the local crime column has been the same old stuff. Man hits man, woman hits man, man hits woman, woman hits woman. But there were a few that caught my eye.
Two juveniles were returning a shopping cart but when they pushed it inside another cart, the front window of the business shattered. Evidently, the owner believed they were trying to do the right thing and declared it an accident. How nice!
In another a woman reported a friend of her boyfriend was at her house taking a shower, and she did not want him there. He was arrested for trespassing. Teach him to go where he's not wanted!
Then an officer responding to a burglary in progress call, found other officers making the suspect get on the ground. The homeowner said she didn't know the man and didn't want him in her residence so he was arrested for burglary. Guess the officer who arrived late had to do the paperwork!
Then there was the woman reporting another woman threatened to kill her. This happened when she asked the other woman to make her child stop playing on a public computer other people were waiting to use. Hmm. Wonder why she didn't slap the tar out of the child's mother instead of reporting her. On the other hand, she might have been one tough mama!
And my favorite: a woman reported her iPod missing. Seems she was riding in a car when a mouse started running around inside. She stopped -- I would have jumped out screaming, but I don't know what she did -- and two men stopped to help. They got the mouse out, but when she got back in, her iPod was missing. Guess they felt they deserved a reward for facing down that big, bad mouse!
I love our local paper's crime blotter column.