Police Dispatch 



MARCH 13, 9:45 A.M.

Someone appears to have been especially displeased with the women's basketball team at the UA, judging from the amount of ketchup that was sprayed around the team's conference room in McKale Center.

A UA staff member reported the incident, according to a UA Police Department report. The responding officer found that ketchup had been sprayed from a squeeze bottle on the walls, ceiling and carpet as well as on the conference table, several chairs, a refrigerator and microwave.

A nearly empty 20-ounce Heinz ketchup bottle was sitting on the conference table.

Only seven people had keys to the room, the staff member said, but many more had access to the hallway outside it. The staff member told police he was unaware of anyone who'd have a reason to vandalize the office.

The ketchup bottle was taken as evidence and sent to the state Department of Public Safety for fingerprint analysis. Photographs of the scene were also taken. At the time the report was filed, the perpetrator was still on the loose.



FEB. 22, 7:04 P.M.

An unruly young teen threw a framed picture at his mother, then ran barefoot through the desert after she didn't bring him a hamburger from a fast-food restaurant, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report stated.

Deputies responded to the home of a woman who said her son had thrown an 8-by-10-inch framed picture at her after she neglected to bring him a Burger King hamburger for dinner.

She said that earlier that day, the 13-year-old boy, whom she home-schooled, had been told to do his math homework while she was out. But he was so angry at having to do some school work that he hung up on her when she called from a Burger King to ask him what he wanted to eat.

When she came home with only an order of fries for him, the boy started throwing things around the house, including the picture, which deputies saw lying among broken glass on the floor.

When trying to apprehend the boy, who wore no shoes, a deputy had to chase him across his backyard and through some nearby desert before catching and handcuffing him. The only thing the boy would tell the deputy was that he was angry with his mother for "bossing him around," the report said.

Though shoes were scattered throughout the house, it took deputies several minutes to find a matching pair, which they then put on the boy. He was taken to a juvenile detention center on suspicion of domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

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