Police Escort 'Pregnant' Man Out of Mall: Best of Blotter
Here are some of the weirdest police reports and incidents from departments across the region.
Here are this week's most bizarre police calls, reports and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
An employee quickly called security on the man. A report said he was wearing earrings and carrying a pink backpack and black purse.
Mall security asked the man to leave, then escorted him out.
Caught in the act — Employees at Portage Towers in Cuyahoga Falls figured a man had been doing something illegal in the apartment complex, but they didn't know it involved defecation.
The workers set up a hidden surveillance camera near the vending area, capturing him taking a bowel movement in the middle of the refreshment room. The Canton man was arrested by Cuyahoga Falls Police and charged with public indecency, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.
A man went to the restaurant around 1 p.m. on Oct. 21, but decided to treat a hostess rudely during lunch.
The manager said when he asked the man to leave, he knocked glasses and cups off the table. Before exiting, he knocked a table over, breaking dishes and nearly hitting another customer, according to the police report.
Police arrested the 30-year-old Tallmadge resident and charged him with criminal damaging, a second-degree misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. The man was released on a $350 personal recognizance bond.
You're cut off — A Copley man who was visibly drunk Oct. 18 when he entered the Shell True North gas station in Bath Township insisted he needed more alcohol.
A clerk refused to sell alcohol to the man, causing him to yell profanities and pound his hands on the counter. The man left on foot after the argument. Police soon caught up with him on Route 18 near Interstate 77.
Police cited him with disorderly conduct and took him back to his home in Copley.