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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Police Dispatch

Re: “Police Dispatch

Let's see.... You do a beautiful article on Wendy and her mental illness and this article demeans someone who likely has mental illness. Which way do you want to have it? Can't have it both ways, Weekly.

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Posted by Michele Regal on 09/29/2016 at 5:03 AM

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We’re they sure that was dog food? I’ve seen “Fried Green Tomatoes” and the last thing you want to do it piss off a little old lady.

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Posted by sgsmith on 09/22/2016 at 7:48 PM

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One-stop-shopping: He thought he’d get wasted with a hot date, instead be got incarcerated with a court date.

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Posted by sgsmith on 09/22/2016 at 7:37 PM

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Sounds like a pretty good 'splain to me!

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Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 09/22/2016 at 7:14 PM

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That Green Valley Grin comes from living good again!

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Posted by Juan Valdez on 09/22/2016 at 6:58 PM

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I used that "Do you want to......" line a few times at he old Maverick and the Bum Steer back in the '70's, (when Tucson was really a fun town) It worked a couple of times with really not that many tries. Tucson is still a fun town sometimes.

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Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 09/17/2016 at 5:24 PM

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No means no, really, no means no, seriously, no means no, not know but no, again, no means no you know? No, you don’t know, but no means no, I’m not kidding, no means no…

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Posted by sgsmith on 09/15/2016 at 6:40 PM

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We are applalled at the appearance and the manner in which this story was presented. Other than for reader entertainment why publish such an explication when one can reduce this story to a discription of someone who is screaming to the world ' please I need help, I am in pain.' It is neither humorous nor muckraking especially in the light of any useful suggestions on the writer's part.

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Posted by RS on 09/08/2016 at 3:56 PM

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I thought she sounded like she needed emotional and psychological help rather than public humiliation and arrest as well. The thing is, I don't know that the mental health system is a whole lot better than jail. (Remember the suicides at Sierra Tucson?) Well, anyway, I hope she has a peaceful and healthy future and wish her well.

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Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 09/06/2016 at 12:17 AM

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Oh, the humanity!

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Posted by mike on 09/05/2016 at 4:49 PM

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'cept they don't really have those mental hospitals anymore. Now it's just jail.

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Posted by Xstr on 09/05/2016 at 1:31 PM

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Seems like she should have been taken to a mental hospital.

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Posted by Greg on 09/05/2016 at 9:07 AM

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Indiscriminate and spontaneous screaming is just a taste of things to come after the November elections – no matter who wins.

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Posted by sgsmith on 09/01/2016 at 8:15 AM

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The Easter Bunny has fallen on hard times just like everyone else.

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Posted by sgsmith on 08/25/2016 at 5:52 AM

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The lady should contact Stolen Horse International for assistance in searching for her horse.

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Posted by Pam Miller on 08/18/2016 at 9:28 AM

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How did it end?

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Posted by Nosey Nancy on 08/15/2016 at 9:28 PM

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They should've explained that you cannot get the free bag if you do not participate, accepted the cash payment, sold you the food and moved on. If you wanted to not participate the only consequence should've been losing out on the free bag. The fact that you have done it one way in the past does not preclude the business from changing the way they operate, especially when it comes to free bags of food, which they probably have had issues with people gaming them on.

I suspect your role in this escalation was probably more than what you write, cameras usually do not capture audio so the cameras won't prove anything in any way. In the end it is 3 employees word against yours. Comport yourself better in the future and recognize that if you do not agree with their business strategy ask kindly for a manager to explain the changes to you or you can take your business elsewhere. Fighting with low wage employees makes you the ass.

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Posted by HumanBean on 08/08/2016 at 10:39 AM

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No, a cash paying customer should not have to give their name. If I owned that business, those 3 would be fired.

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Posted by Fds on 08/08/2016 at 9:59 AM

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Good for him. Businesses are entitled to set rules and if you want to refuse to comply they are within their rights to refuse you service. And that type of language has no place in society. Had you been reasonable they could have explained the benefits afforded you through their computerized history software.

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Posted by Not Yet Ready For Pets? on 08/06/2016 at 9:49 PM

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I may be on your Police Dispatch next week. TPD may be looking for me after the manager of the Pet Club Tucson told me to "GET OUT OF MY STORE!", and called the police when I refused to do so.

At 9:15 this morning, I had just enough time to stop there and pick up a bag of dog food before meeting friends for breakfast at Robert's. I've been buying her food there or at the Broadway store for years because Wonderdog has allergies and needs grain-free (read: expensive) food and I'm kind of locked into buying it from PC because after you buy 10 bags, your 11th bag is free, and I'm into my 6th bag an the way to my free one.

I brought the bag of AvoDerm up to the counter, held out my $60.00 cash and the cashier asked me for my name. I told him, "No, it's OK. I'm paying cash." He said he still needs my name for "the system", but I told him again that I'm paying cash and I'll just hang onto the receipt for when I bring the others in to get my free bag. He said something like it doesn't work that way ( despite my doing it that way for YEARS!) and, again, I told him I'm just paying cash. He refused, at which point I said loudly, "This is fucking BULLSHIT!", at which time he made the managerial decision to insist that I leave.

(If you don't believe any of this, there's a camera right above the entrance door for just such situations when we 'troublemakers' want to spend cash at Pet Club.)

So what does a person do here, except to say, "No." That was the point at which he said he'll call the police and have me ejected. Now, I don't know if he did actually call them, but he appeared to be talking to somebody who was asking him questions about the situation and about me. (I helped him with my correct age when he estimated too low.)

After some verbal badinage between me and 3 employees, I simply ran out of time in order to get to my appointment on time, and decided to leave, with the manager calling me a coward several times for not engaging him in a fight. (REALLY- this is all on their video!) He even followed me outside, calling me a coward again and recording me and my license plate.

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Posted by G. DiNardo on 08/05/2016 at 1:23 PM

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