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LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER

WEST VALENCIA ROAD

JAN. 8, 4:33 P.M.

A mother and daughter allegedly shoplifted simultaneously at the same store—without knowing of the other's deeds, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

Deputies apprehended the pair at Walmart, where the juvenile daughter said she and her mother had gone to buy some meat. She said the two parted ways after entering the store, at which point the daughter wandered off to steal four bottles of Dove body spray, and one container of Secret deodorant; she said her mother couldn't afford the items.

The mother, who was caught with two unpaid-for packages of elastic hair bands (after buying other items at the register), claimed she remembered picking up the hair bands, but didn't remember putting them in her purse.

The females apparently met near the store's front door—just before they were both detained by security. Each claimed ignorance of the other's theft.


HE DON'T WANNA GROW UP

WESTSIDE

JAN. 6, 10:53 A.M.

Two parents finally got the empty nest they desired after their son was arrested, a PCSD report stated.

A woman told dispatch that her nearly adult son was standing behind her car as she was trying to back out of the driveway, screaming and pounding on her trunk with a handful of writing pens and preventing her from backing out. After her husband physically moved him away from the car, she said, the son returned and continued to pound on her trunk.

When deputies arrived, the son was still pounding on the vehicle and arguing with his father. After being forcefully detained, he told deputies that his parents were mad at him for getting poor grades at Pima Community College. He apparently wanted to talk to his mother, but she wouldn't listen to him, and he wanted to prevent her from getting away. When deputies informed him it was illegal to stop someone from leaving a location, the son replied, "She has feet; she could have gotten out of the car and walked."

The mother said her son was just three months from his 18th birthday, and she and her husband had been trying to get him his own apartment. But lately, she said, he'd become confrontational, and he was constantly standing in front of her and trying to block her movement. Things got so bad, she said, that she and her husband had been living at a hotel. They had only gone to the house briefly that day to tell their son he'd have to leave their house on his 18th birthday.

The son was booked into the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center.

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