Time to cut your losses, pal A “victim” flagged down officers patrolling Trinity Lane to report a woman had robbed him of his wallet, cell phone and truck keys. After further questioning, it became clear the robber was a hooker whom he had agreed to pay $40 and a pack of cigarettes in exchange for sex. After the deed was done, though, the woman stole his stuff and jetted. Police located the prostitute a short time later and charged her with theft. The john got his belongings back after he was released from jail for patronizing prostitution.
Beer and crack just don’t mix After receiving a call about “a man in a green shirt trying to cut another man,” cops responded to the 600 block of Cannon Street and spotted a suspect matching that description. Upon seeing police, the suspect tossed a steak knife under a nearby car and casually took off in the opposite direction. When the officers stopped him, he had a “Busch tall boy beer” in his hand and a crack pipe in his pocket. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct and possessing drug paraphernalia. As he was cuffed, he began “screaming and yelling obscenities, causing even more of a disturbance.”
Backyard play A woman who confronted a loud and apparently intoxicated man lurking in the backyard of her Old Hickory home ran inside and called police after he “pulled out his penis and shook it at the victim.” When officers responded a short time later, they discovered the perv sprawled out and asleep in the yard. The 45-year-old suspect was arrested for indecent exposure and public intoxication, and he later “admitted to drinking eight tall cans of beer.”
Unquenchable thirst An officer responded to a beat-down in progress and saw a man on top of another man, “pounding the victim in the head and face repeatedly.” Once the brawl was broken up, the assailant explained “that the victim knocked a beer out of his hands and that he did not have any more money…so the suspect chased the victim down and pounded him.… The suspect then stated that he (victim) was lucky to get away with his life.” The 41-year-old was booked for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and assault charges.
You have the right to remain silent A suspect who was busted during a drug deal near Eastland Park began taunting officers and telling them they had no right to do anything but give him a citation. “He went on to say things like he would be out before the ink dried and multiple other remarks about us and what we were doing,” according to police. Officers found a bag of crack cocaine on the ground nearby, as well as $300 on the perp and a stack of computer-printed cards that said “Lil Dude 720-4494,” which police say they frequently find in the possession of crack addicts. The suspect was in fact arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and a felony drug offense.
All items in Suspect Behavior are taken from actual Metro police arrest reports and affidavits.