Favorite

Police Dispatch 

Football Injury: A Slap on the Wrist

click to enlarge bigstock-football-96839444.jpg

UA Area

April 4, 12:18 p.m.

Two high school boys were treated leniently by adults after playing ball indoors (and then possibly trying to steal the ball), according to a UA Police Department report.

UA police officers responded to the University Bookstore, where two teenage males hailing from Tucson High School—one 15 years old, one 16—had been tackled by store security after they'd walked out carrying a football they'd gotten from inside the store and hadn't paid for.

The boys told officers they'd meant to pay for the football, but they'd been throwing it to each other while running around the store, and then when one of them had gone to the register to pay for a different item—while apparently still holding tightly onto the ball (as a good football player would, after all!)—he just "forgot" to pay for it.

This boy also said that while he'd been throwing the ball around with his friend, the tag had fallen off—insinuating this was more proof the boys hadn't been planning to steal it.

Then, however, the boy admitted he didn't have enough money to pay for the ball anyway.

Still, neither boy was prosecuted for shoplifting. After a tongue-lashing from their bookstore-employee elders, they gave up the ball and were let free.

More by Anna Mirocha

  • Police Dispatch

    That Guy Has an "Arrest Wish"
    • Mar 23, 2017
  • Police Dispatch

    Anna Mirocha
    • Mar 16, 2017
  • Police Dispatch

    A woman's live-in adult son got suddenly, strangely angry after possibly scoring drugs at an auto-parts shop
    • Mar 16, 2017
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Police Dispatch

    For the Love of Fried Chicken
    • Dec 3, 2015
  • Police Dispatch

    Street Performance, Literally
    • Jan 21, 2016

The Range

No Healthcare Vote Today After All

"Martha McSally Is Not Answering"

Laughing Stock: Tickling the Surly Wench

More »

Latest in Police Dispatch

  • Police Dispatch

    That Guy Has an "Arrest Wish"
    • Mar 23, 2017
  • Police Dispatch

    A University of Arizona student experienced the epitome of luck when he not only rec ouped his lost wallet—with everything apparently still inside—but also avoided jail despite the fact that everything was apparently still inside...
    • Mar 23, 2017
  • More »

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation