There were some very weird police calls in St. Paul last weekend
St. Paul had more than its share of bizarre police reports during August's first weekend.
On Monday mornings, crime reporters for the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press head to their respective city halls and check out police reports from over the weekend.
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In some cases, the
ink-stained pixel-stained wretches tweet out summaries of weird police reports worthy of 140 characters but not necessarily a full story. And judging by what the Strib's Nicole Norfleet and PiPress's Richard Chin offered up today, this weekend was apparently an especially big one for bizarre behavior in St. Paul.
Here's a sampling:
Police: St. Paul woman wakes up Sat. AM to find friend stealing rings hidden in her bra cups. Police find one ring in suspect's mouth.-- Richard Chin (@rrchin) August 5, 2013
More on that same incident from Norfleet:
Woman shows her friend new anniversary ring. She puts ring in bra before bed. Wakes up to friend digging in her bra. Chase and arrest.-- Nicole Norfleet (@stribnorfleet) August 5, 2013
Friend actually ended up stealing 2 rings from woman's bra but cops didn't find $4.2k anniversary ring. Thinks she swallowed it. Gotta wait.-- Nicole Norfleet (@stribnorfleet) August 5, 2013
. @kimbersc These are two women. Bra was on. Victim is 55. Chased friend. Cop saw friend was talking funny. Told her to spit out first ring.-- Nicole Norfleet (@stribnorfleet) August 5, 2013
In other news...
Girl leaves squished squirrel in front of 10-yr-old girl's home w/ paper fortune teller saying your life is ROONED and POOPY HEAD #MeanGirls-- Nicole Norfleet (@stribnorfleet) August 5, 2013
Chin noted that report too, but omitted mention of the crucial "POOPY HEAD" detail:
Police: Dispute btwn 2 little St. Paul girls escalates. Bag left with road kill squirrel and paper fortune: "You're going to be a nerd."-- Richard Chin (@rrchin) August 5, 2013
And another... (UPDATE: Read more about this incident here .)
Not So Happy Ending - Guy goes for a massage from woman he has had sex w/ before. Husband pops out of closet and hits him w/ a bat. Robbed.-- Nicole Norfleet (@stribnorfleet) August 5, 2013
Police: Man meets a woman via Craigslist and is surprised when her husband pops out of the closet with a bat. The couple rob him of $175.-- Richard Chin (@rrchin) August 5, 2013
Norfleet's tweets might contain a bit more humor, but on the other hand Chin did pick up on some interesting ones from over the weekend that his Strib counterpart missed:
Get a room--in jail. Resident on Sherburne Ave. wakes up Sunday AM to couple having sex in car. Man arrested for sex offender registration.-- Richard Chin (@rrchin) August 5, 2013
This one, however, takes the cake (or pie):
Police: Man who pulls a gun at Perkins on University Ave. in St. Paul leaves w/o money Sunday AM after waitress thinks it's a joke.-- Richard Chin (@rrchin) August 5, 2013
Some might say it's just another morning in the life of a crime reporter following just another weekend in the big city.
-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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