TILE GUY'S REVENGE
AUG. 9, 9 A.M.
A husband received a letter, allegedly from his wife's former lover, that said she was cheating on him again and that he should get tested for STDs, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.
The letter had been mailed to the couple's church, where the husband plays music at services. The wife told deputies that the letter had been typed (badly) in Spanish, which neither she nor her husband spoke. The envelope also contained a quarter, which the letter stated would enable the husband to "take a bus to Nogales to get his teeth fixed."
The husband said he hadn't been alarmed until he received a second letter 20 days later. That letter also had been mailed to the church and typed in Spanish. And this time, the envelope included a five-page article about infidelity (with sections highlighted), a pornographic picture with the faces of the participants obscured, and a photo of the husband and wife at a get-together.
The husband and wife suspected that the letter writer was someone who had installed tile for them and befriended the wife. Subsequently, the wife admitted, they had become "more than friends."
The wife, who said she had broken up with the suspected letter writer, described him as a former boxer and wrestler who owned several handguns and had "a mean streak." But she also described him as "philanthropic."
The couple were advised to get an order of protection against the suspect.
WANTED: COWBOY WITH SWORD
AUG. 9, 10 A.M.
A man wearing a cowboy hat and carrying a sword stole a corrections officer's work utility belt from her car, a PCSD report said.
The corrections officer said that when she arrived at the Arizona State Prison complex on South Wilmot Road that morning, she noticed that the belt, which she kept on the floor of her vehicle, was missing. The belt held items such as handcuffs and a can of Mace.
The corrections officer's neighbor told deputies that video from the surveillance camera at his house showed a man with a cowboy hat and sword breaking into the corrections officer's vehicle early that morning. It turned out that there had been other reports of a man fitting that description breaking into other vehicles recently.
The thief hadn't been caught at the time of the report, but a cowboy hat and a sword had just been found on the hood of another vehicle.