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RIDING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

SOUTH OLD NOGALES HIGHWAY

JUNE 24, 10:30 P.M.

Two people were victims of an alleged drunken "ride-by," according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

A couple said they had arrived home from dinner late that night and were exiting their car when they suddenly heard loud hoofbeats. Looking into the darkness, they saw and heard a cursing man on a horse galloping quickly toward them. After stopping the horse just short of colliding with the couple, they said, the rider turned the horse away, only to make a mad gallop toward them again; the cycle repeated several times.

Because the wife was afraid the subject was trying to run them over, the husband reportedly retrieved a gun he was carrying and shot it into the air until the horse and rider disappeared.

The wife suspected the subject to be a neighbor's son; she believed he had previously conducted a drive-by shooting at their house.

The neighbor's son denied riding his horse on the couple's property, but admitted riding close enough to say, "Fuck you, chump," to the husband. He declared that he liked to ride his horse in the dark, because he baby-sat his friend's kids all day and was a "cowboy by night."

The subject was determined to be extremely intoxicated. Because of this, and because hoofprints were found at the incident location, he was arrested for disorderly conduct.


NOT FREE TO PEE

UA AREA

JULY 5, 3:06 P.M.

A young trespasser claimed he was running from officers only because of a desperate need to urinate, according to a UA Police Department report.

UA officers responding to a report of trespassing inside the McKale Center encountered a number of young male subjects trying to flee. When caught, one subject refused to identify himself; another would only repeat, "I have to go pee," while shaking his head. When officers insisted he identify himself, he declared, "I'm not telling you shit until I go pee."

Informed that he could empty his bladder only after he identified himself, he finally gave his name and birth date. He was escorted to the restroom, where he tried to enter a stall, but was steered toward a urinal. "This is bullshit!" he said. "I don't have any drugs I'm trying to flush down the toilet!" Asked to consent to a drug search, however, he said, "I don't think so."

He continued to be argumentative and use derogatory language. When accused of trespassing, he insisted he hadn't, because one of the doors was unlocked. "Besides," he said, "I wasn't running from (law enforcement)—I was running to go pee."

He and his companions were cited and released.

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