Suspect Behavior 

A 62-year-old woman erupted in a violent rage when her grandson attempted to remove some food from her refrigerator and take it with him when he left.

Put down those prunes sonny

A 62-year-old woman erupted in a violent rage when her grandson attempted to remove some food from her refrigerator and take it with him when he left. “Defendant picked up a kitchen knife, pointed the knife at the victim and told him that no one was taking her groceries,” police say. The victim explained to responding officers that he feared his granny was really planning to cut him, but he managed to disarm her without incident. The suspect was booked for aggravated assault nonetheless.

Float like a butterfly, drink like a fish

A male suspect was loitering outside a downtown business waving his arms about wildly and cursing at people as they walked by. When officers approached and attempted to calm the 43-year-old perp, he responded by flexing his muscles, taking an aggressive stance and yelling “fuck you” while pumping his fists in the air, police say. The man then began alarming pedestrians by threatening to harm those who were standing around and watching the scene unfold. The heavily intoxicated suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct without much of a fight.

In search of an Easy-Bake Oven

Police who responded to reports of a disorderly customer at Jena’s Toy Box on Gallatin Pike found a 28-year-old suspect refusing to pay for several toys he had removed from the packaging. The man apparently wanted to get a closer look at the items, and when told he would be charged for the damage, he began screaming profanities in the toy store until he was arrested. After he was cuffed, officers found in his pocket a small wooden box containing a green leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana, police say, and he was charged with drug possession and disorderly conduct.

Ballistic over Broadway

Pedestrians walking along Lower Broadway were startled when a remote control was hurled through an apartment window above. Police responded to the scene and were outside the building when another item was launched from the window. Inside the upstairs residence, officers found a 25-year-old woman in a frenzy following an argument with her live-in boyfriend. The suspect admits she threw several small electronics and household items through two separate windows, damaged her boyfriend’s television, and then punched him in the mouth causing a swollen lip, police say. The young woman was carted off to jail for reckless endangerment and assault.

All items in Suspect Behavior are taken from actual Metro police arrest reports and affidavits.

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