Oddities from our local Police Beat -
One man was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and another was charged with disorderly conduct on Aug. 13. The two men were fighting on Main Street at 9:51 p.m. Police ordered both men to stop. They refused and both were sprayed with Capstun. After going down to the ground, one of the men got up and tried to start fighting again.
What possesses two idiots to refuse to stop fighting after the peace merchants indicate a firm preference for nonviolence? And what can possibly render Capstun ineffective? Hint: the gin mills are on Main Street.
A man is accused of placing 21 packs of razor blades, two razors and four packs of meat in his pants at Wegmans Food Markets Inc. 851 Fairport Road, at 11:18 p.m. on Aug. 14.
Bonnie asks the musical question "Is that a sausage or are you just happy to see me?" And I am forced to wonder "Is this guy planning to shave his meat?"
A man is accused of removing a 52-pack, a 26-pack and a 60-pack of diapers from the shelf at Eckerd Pharmacy, 689 E. Ridge Road, and leaving the store without paying at 12:04 p.m. on Aug. 13.
This poor gentleman obviously has many mouths to feed and many bottoms to service. It's no wonder that he couldn't afford to pay.
A man reported that while he was walking on East Ridge Road, someone came up to him and punched him in the face at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 19.
Random drive-by shootings have become commonplace, but random walk-by punchings are an unsettling new phenomenon. East Ridge Road: where the wild things are.
Three wheels and tires worth a total of $1,500 were stolen from a pickup truck at Marina Dodge, 943 Ridge Road, on Aug. 20 or 21. The right rear wheel was not stolen. A cinder block placed under the vehicle apparently broke as the last wheel was being removed, and the truck fell to the ground.
From this incident we can all learn a valuable lesson: when planning to strip a vehicle, always check your cinder blocks to ascertain whether or not they are cracked. Otherwise, you may end up a wheel short, and what good is that?