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BLAME THE VISIONS

CURTIS AND SHANNON ROADS

NOV. 2, 7:16 A.M.

A man who said he was reacting to visions from God about his former boss yelled at schoolchildren and threatened to turn his dogs loose on a crossing guard, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

The man's former boss reported that the man nearly ran him off the road. Around the same time, a crossing guard saw the man shouting that the driver of a white pickup truck—apparently, the former boss—was a rapist and child-molester. When deputies arrived, the crossing guard pointed out the man, who was standing next to his nearby house.

When deputies approached, the man became frantic and started pacing. He said he witnessed "visions coming from God" that depicted his former boss and the boss' son sodomizing and murdering women. He told deputies he was "just trying to keep the neighborhood safe."

Deputies arrested the man, who was booked into jail on two counts of disorderly conduct. They also requested a mental-health evaluation.


BROKEN MIRROR, BAD LUCK

FOOTHILLS AREA

NOV. 3, 2:18 A.M.

An intoxicated woman initially refused to put on pants when confronted by a deputy after she failed to pay her cab fare, according to a PCSD report.

The driver picked up the woman and a male companion at a bar and drove them to the woman's apartment. When they arrived, the man said that he would not pay the fare, because the driver drove to the woman's place instead of his house. As they exited, the woman slapped a side mirror, damaging it.

When deputies arrived, the driver pointed out the woman's apartment. The driver identified the woman from a driver's license in a purse that deputies found outside the apartment.

A deputy looked through a window and saw the woman and the man lying on a bed. One deputy took custody of the man when he answered the door, and another went inside to check on the woman. When she awoke, the woman refused a deputy's request to put on some pants, and she threw the contents of her dresser to the floor. Eventually, she put on a pair of jeans and slippers.

Outside, the woman denied the driver's claims and said she could not recall sharing the cab or her bed with the man.

The woman was taken to jail, where she was booked on charges of criminal damage and theft. The man also was charged with theft. On the way to jail, the woman threatened to have a deputy's "ass beat" and said that her family was "rich and powerful in this town."

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