Police Dispatch

Get Over Her Already

West Camino Del Medrano, Dec. 15, 2007, 7:06 a.m.

A jealous and possibly suicidal man admitted making vulgar threats against his ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

Sheriff's deputies were called to investigate a potential suicide after a woman reported that a man of her acquaintance, who had earlier been making suicidal threats, was talking to her on the phone and then hung up following a loud bang. Upon arrival, law enforcement discovered that no suicide had occurred--the subject had simply been remodeling his home, and what sounded like a gunshot had probably been a hammer or a nail gun.

However, deputies then became involved in a separate case involving the same subject--the reportee's ex-boyfriend--because the man had allegedly been making intimidating phone calls to the reportee's current boyfriend. Willingly interviewed, the subject verified that he had called his ex-girlfriend's partner, whose number he knew by heart, and had left a message in a screaming voice threatening the current boyfriend's life. The subject could not remember his exact words, but when asked if he may have said something to the effect of, "I will rip your head off and shit down your throat," the subject replied, "That sounds a lot like me, and, yes, I probably made that statement."

The threatening ex-boyfriend was arrested and booked for disturbing the peace.

Homophobic Hijinks

West Diamond Street, Dec. 16, 1:32 p.m.

A man with an apparent intolerance of homosexuality tried to run over his girlfriend's gay neighbor with his vehicle, according to a PCSD report.

The victim reported that he had been hanging Christmas lights outside his trailer when he heard loud arguing coming from the suspect's girlfriend's trailer next door. When the victim complained about the noise, he reported, the suspect came out of the residence and started "going crazy," threatening to get his 300-pound friend to come over and "kick his ass." The suspect began to ridicule the victim's homosexuality, calling him a "faggot" and "homo." The suspect then got in his car, saying, "I'm going to run your fucking ass over." He began driving erratically, doing donuts in the street and trying to hit the victim with his car.

The victim's story was corroborated by his roommate, who had apparently also been involved in the argument and is also gay.

Shortly after the incident, a sheriff's deputy apprehended the suspect leaving the scene in his car. The suspect apologetically explained that he had indeed argued with his girlfriend's neighbors, but he'd never had a problem with them before. He insisted that they had been threatening him as well, and had hit his car with their fists.

He was issued a criminal citation.

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