Oh ye of little Faith
Police responded to a call from St. Mary’s Catholic Church on a recent Sunday morning and ordered a protestor to remove the cardboard signs he had placed on the sidewalk and in the roadway. The suspect refused and “began screaming various things about the Catholic Church, whores and Faith Hill being a witch of the Church and Pope.” Several churchgoers “appeared to be afraid to approach the entrance due to this man’s yelling and erratic behavior,” and he was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Whiskey bent and jail bound
During a Hank Williams Jr. concert at Starwood Amphitheatre, an employee with “Rock Solid Security called for help on a subject, Larry, who was being very disorderly and was very intoxicated,” according to police. A Metro officer responded and tried to escort the rowdy fan out of the concert when he reportedly started yelling, cursing, kicking and spitting. “Larry was refusing to walk and had to be carried out of the concert,” police say. The tantrum continued in the security office and the officer advised 27-year-old Larry he would get pepper-sprayed if he didn’t calm down, but that didn’t deter the suspect and the cop followed through with his threat. “After I helped Larry get the pepper spray out of his eyes and face, he started yelling, cursing at officers, kicking, rolling all over the floor and spitting at officers. Defendant broke a desk, a fan and a computer belonging to Rock Solid Security.”
Perk of the job
When staff at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital asked a man what he was doing lurking on the second floor, the suspect gave an unexpected response: “The defendant stated he was a Secret Service agent and he was to get free coffee.” The perp then poured himself a cup and headed for the parking garage, where he was stopped by a police officer. The man, 32, again insisted he was Secret Service and indicated he wanted to see President Bush, but, not surprisingly, he was unable to provide any documentation verifying his alleged line of work. “The defendant had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his mouth. The defendant was later found not to be a Secret Service agent.” He was charged with public intoxication and criminal impersonation.
With friends like these…
A woman who had been “drinking heavily all day” wasn’t ready to call it a night and ordered her friend, who was driving, to pull into a liquor store parking lot. When the driver refused, “the suspect began screaming and took a glass beer bottle and struck the victim on the forehead.” The thirsty passenger “grabbed the steering wheel in an attempt to force the victim’s car into the parking lot.” To get the wheel back, the driver then bit the suspect’s arm. The 26-year-old woman was treated for a bite wound at Skyline Hospital and then booked for aggravated assault.
All items in Suspect Behavior are taken from actual Metro police arrest reports and affidavits.