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Neither the Time nor the Place (nor the Line)

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North Camino de Oeste Aug. 26, 10 a.m.

The epitome of a (potty-mouthed) sexually entitled male delivered perhaps the worst "pick-up line" ever to a convenience-store clerk—in her place of work, while she was working—after having already harassed her for months and even being barred from the store, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

The object of this man's affections told sheriff's deputies on the scene—in the north-side Circle K where she worked—that he'd started coming in a few months ago, at first being quite aggressive when asking her out (and each time receiving the polite answer that "she was not interested"). One of these times, she said, after she'd informed him of her lack of interest, he became suddenly inflamed, yelling, "You fucking bitch!" Thus she demanded he leave and never return.

But, the reportee said, after an apparently calculated absence of a couple months, the man started coming back—this time being effusively polite and just "being nice to everybody" in general.

But it didn't take him long to start asking her out again, so she kept warding off his advancements as well as she could, as "he freaked her out," and apparently scared most other store employees, too.

The victim finally decided to call law enforcement that morning, around 10 a.m., when she said the man went (waaaay) too far: After coming in and requesting a date (again) and being politely refused (again), he leaned over the check-out counter, invading her space, and said, "Do you want to fuck?" (As if she might've actually said, "Why, yes, I do!")

In reality, she simply informed him that his question was "inappropriate" and told him (again) to leave—which he did, but only to start pacing outside the store, yelling, "It was a joke! I didn't mean anything by it. It was a joke!" (Interspersed with some other, less savory outbursts.)

When her male coworker went outside and demanded he leave immediately—which the coworker had also allegedly done when the guy first entered that morning (to no avail)—the man initially argued but then gave up and fled down the street.

Deputies luckily were able to obtain the man's address, and he answered his door when they knocked, listening while they read him his rights and told him the Circle K employees' story against him.

Drawing on his Miranda rights, he decided not to tell deputies anything other than that "he and the clerk did not get along"—but he was extremely cooperative.

Charged with harassment, trespassing and two counts of disorderly conduct, he signed a citation to appear in court and promised never again to set foot in the Circle K, knowing deputies were now watching the store closely and ready to jail him if he did.

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