Police Dispatch

A Clever Beer Run

North Romero Road and West Wetmore Road, March 22, 9:15 p.m.

Thinking that he was following his boss' orders, a Circle K clerk allowed a thief to walk out of the store with approximately $238 worth of cash and merchandise, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report stated.

The clerk told police that he received a call from a man who falsely identified himself as the Circle K district manager. The caller gave the employee the name of another man who would be coming to the store. The caller, claiming to be the district manager, ordered the employee to give the man $30 in cash and allow him to take any items from the store that he wanted.

A few minutes later, a heavyset man entered the Circle K, 4395 N. Romero Road, and identified himself as the man the district manager had called about.

The clerk told Deputy Gerald Ahern that he gave the heavyset man $30 and allowed him to leave the store with three 18-packs of beer, three cartons of premium cigarettes, two lighters and $5 worth of gas, the report stated.

After the man left, the clerk called his manager. The manager told the clerk that it was a scam, not a corporate request. Deputy Ahern took a copy of the surveillance videotape that showed the man taking the items.

A similar incident occurred at another Circle K later that day, the manager told Deputy Ahern.

Flaming Feces

West Oasis Road and North Camino Del Plata, March 17, 1 a.m.

According to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report, somebody placed flaming feces on a woman's doorstep and then took off.

The woman told Jennifer Jewell, a PCSD telephone operator, that a bag of animal waste was set on fire and left a foot from her front door sometime between 1 and 5 a.m. Because the woman lives near some horse and dog owners, she believes the lunch-size paper bag most likely contained horse or dog waste, the report stated.

The woman said she doesn't know who left the animal waste, but believes it is the same person who tried to steal her car a few weeks earlier. Since the event, she has blocked her car in the driveway with another vehicle.

Drive-By Spanking

University Area, March 28

According to a University of Arizona Police Department report, a student was walking near a campus dorm when an unknown male reached out of a moving vehicle and hit her buttocks with his hand.

The student told Officer Pickrom that two shirtless men in a white jeep drove by her and her friend. The passenger reached out of the jeep and hit the student before turning to the driver and smiling, the student told Officer Pickrom.

She gave police the license plate number and described the passenger as having short hair and being in his mid-20s. Officers tried to find out who owned the car, but the plate number came back as invalid.

The student told Deputy Pickrom she was not injured during the incident.

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