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Catnapper

Foothills Area

Dec. 14, 1:20 p.m.

An angry man stole his ex-girlfriend's cat out of spite regarding their breakup, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

Sheriff's deputies visited the residence of a young woman whose ex-boyfriend had been harassing her and had now allegedly stolen her cat. The reportee showed officers a text message from her ex saying, "You're never going to see him (the cat) again."

When officers met with the subject, he denied stealing the animal, saying it had simply escaped from his ex-girlfriend's residence. He stated cryptically, "The cat's probably better off, whoever has the cat."

The reportee said her ex had also made a statement to her by phone threatening further revenge: "It would be a shame for another one of your cats to go missing."

However, when the woman admitted that she and her ex had bought the cat together—meaning that they actually had dual custody of the pet—officers told her this might be a civil, not criminal, matter. She decided not to pursue charges against her ex and said she would look for the cat herself.

In Need of "Butter" Care

Foothills Area

Nov. 22, 2:16 p.m.

A woman threatened to kill herself with a butter knife and made a ruckus in a communal-housing residence because she wanted to go to a high-security mental-health facility; instead, she was brought to a much higher-security facility—jail—a PCSD report stated.

Deputies responded to a local housing center devoted to people with substance-abuse and mental-health issues, where a supervisor reported that a resident was "being disorderly"—banging her head against the wall and throwing things, such as a coffee pot (which she broke) and a framed picture. The supervisor said the resident had also grabbed a butter knife and held it to her throat, threatening to (somehow) kill herself with it.

The subject told deputies that "the voices in her head stated she needed to kill herself," but she didn't really intend to listen to them. Deputies asked if "the voices" also told her to throw things, to which she said no; she'd just done that to get attention. She said she knew if she threw things around, she might get taken to the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona Crisis Response Center, a higher-security facility where she'd receive more intensive care for whatever problems had brought her to her current residence. She said she wanted to go to the Crisis Response Center because "she was mad."

Unfortunately for the subject, since she'd caused a disturbance and destroyed other people's property, deputies were obliged to arrest her instead. They handcuffed her and brought her to the Pima County Adult Detention Center (where at least the butter knives are plastic).

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