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R.I.P. La-Z-Boy

West Wetmore and North Oracle roads Oct. 4, 1:35 p.m.

Firefighters extinguished a lounge chair in front of a home which was set ablaze without an apparent reason by a woman, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report said.

Two people inside the home said the woman walked into their yard yelling, and then used a lighter to ignite the chair. Flames quickly engulfed it.

The woman allegedly fled when firefighters arrived.

A deputy was familiar from past encounters with a female matching the witnesses' descriptions. The witnesses positively identified her from a mug shot brought up on the deputy's mobile computer.

Authorities searched the neighborhood for the suspect, without results.


No Sale

West Ina Road and North La Cholla Boulevard Oct. 4

According to a PCSD report, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound man picked another man off the ground by his neck after a rude exchange over some home-theater speakers.

Three men in a Suburban allegedly asked the victim if he wanted to buy some speakers. When he said that he didn't, one of the passengers reportedly inquired if he knew where a gay club was.

The man replied by flipping them off and saying, "Suck it."

The passenger who asked about the gay club allegedly stepped out of the car and grabbed the victim by the throat, pushing him against a nearby car.

After being released, the man with the sore neck wrote down the Suburban's license plate number as the trio sped off.


Toasted Notes

UA Area Oct. 16, 6:26 a.m.

The scent of burning paper and vinyl attracted an officer to a cooked notebook in a public-use microwave, a University of Arizona Police Department report said.

After detecting the smell, the officer saw smoke billowing out of a microwave in the Harvill building concession area at 1103 E. Second St. He found a charred, melted mess inside of it.

There were no suspects at the time of the report.

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