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Booze Fight

West Quailwood Way, Feb. 7, 7:30 a.m.

A violent and presumably drunk husband gave a new meaning to the term "alcohol abuse" when he used tequila to mistreat his wife, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

Deputies arrived on the scene and spoke with the crying female victim, who said her live-in boyfriend woke her up by yelling profanities "all through the night." When she went into the kitchen to see what was going on, she said, he grabbed a full, open bottle of tequila and began shaking it at her, soaking her with the booze. Deputies noted that her T-shirt was extremely wet and reeked of alcohol.

After she was soaked with tequila, the victim said, she followed her boyfriend--who was still loud and irate--into the garage, where she threw a can of Bud Light in his direction, causing it to hit the wall. Her boyfriend then "stormed" back into the house. When she tried to leave the residence, he made her even wetter by spitting on her several times. He apparently was mad at her for "disrespecting him."

The victim's boyfriend could offer no explanation for his behavior and was arrested for domestic violence.


Apologetic Robber

UA Area, Feb. 17, 6:12 p.m.

A mentally unstable woman could not adequately explain--even to herself--why she threatened and tried to rob a random woman to get money for a birthday gift, according to a University of Arizona Police Department report.

A UA officer responding to an armed-robbery call located the suspect, a female in a brown hooded sweatshirt, traveling eastbound at Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard. When apprehended, the subject did not deny any wrongdoing, and instead insisted that she wanted to apologize to the victim.

Asked to explain her actions, the subject said that she had gone to the university with her husband; when he left her to use the computers, she went to the Student Union to eat, and then sat down near the ATM. Watching a female approach the ATM, she said, she "just went crazy" and demanded that the female withdraw $200, threatening the victim with a fictitious knife which she claimed she had in her sweatshirt pocket. An unknown man intervened in the robbery, and the subject ran away.

Once she found her husband, she told him, "I'm in big trouble; I just tried to rob someone."

"What were you thinking?!" the husband reportedly replied.

According to the report, the subject is apparently a bipolar, schizophrenic crack user subject to frequent bouts of depression and anxiety, and she was off of her medication. She had wanted the $200 for her husband's birthday.

She was arrested for armed robbery.

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