Tetanus shot recommended
An argument turned downright savage last week when a woman bit her husband in the face, “leaving a bite mark on the victim’s left cheek/jaw area.” This was the third incident in less than a year in which the 20-year-old suspect was arrested for allegedly chomping on her husband during a domestic dispute. In October, the woman bit him in the arm and hand, and in April of last year the victim was in bed when she “bit him on the arm” and then “threw a curling iron at him.”
Don King wannabe
A 21-year-old was arrested for harassment last week after repeatedly trying to provoke his ex-girlfriend to brawl with his new woman. The former couple apparently had an “altercation” the night before, and the suspect “wouldn’t let it go,” police say. The next day, he showed up at the victim’s home with his new girlfriend and “called her five times trying to get her to come out and fight,” police say. “Defendant was cussing and harassing the victim.” The ex refused to rumble and called police, telling them she was “afraid the defendant or his new girlfriend might try and harm her.”
Ninjas? Here in Nashville?
A man who told police he was robbed by three suspects armed with nunchucks was charged with filing a false report after repeatedly changing his story. At first, the 45-year-old man reported that three black males robbed him. On second thought, he recalled, there were only two—one of whom grabbed him while the other pulled a pocket knife. Then he remembered it was only one man who grabbed him and that a second suspect later showed up and stole his cell phone and wallet. “The suspect’s story was inconsistent every time he told the story,” according to one responding officer, who adds, “The suspect never once mentioned anything about the knumchucks (sic) until after he was placed under arrest.” The martial arts twist on the story apparently wasn’t enough to convince police.
Let’s go shoplifting
After stocking up on beer and ham for the holidays, a Kroger customer casually strolled out of the store without paying. Security stopped the 40-year-old suspect in the parking lot before he got away with the $83 worth of merchandise. Meanwhile, in a Kroger across town, a customer was caught “concealing steaks down the front of his pants,” police say. The 53-year-old suspect, who had previously been banned from the supermarket for heisting prime beef and other items, was again booked for theft.
Thanks for the ride, pal
When patrol officers attempted to pull over a vehicle on Upton Lane, the driver sped up to 50 miles an hour in an attempt to evade police. And when that didn’t work, the driver allegedly told his passenger, “You with me? I can’t go to jail,” before bailing out of the moving car, leaving his friend to fend for himself in the unmanned vehicle. The car crashed into several trees before coming to a halt in a ditch. Amazingly, the passenger (and presumably the suspect’s former friend) wasn’t injured. The driver, who managed to flee on foot, was later captured hiding out inside his New York Avenue home and arrested for a long list of charges.
You see, officer, I don’t work here
A guy found sleeping next to a Dumpster became understandably peeved when an officer woke him up and told him to pick up the garbage strewn around the site. “Defendant refused to pick the trash up and stated he did not put it there,” the officer reports. When asked for his home address, the man, 30, became even more irate and “began yelling and stating he did nothing wrong and stated we should go harass crack heads.” Instead, the suspect was taken into custody for disorderly conduct, trespassing and public intoxication.
All items in Suspect Behavior are taken from actual Metro police arrest reports and affidavits.