A man was standing at the bus stop when he stepped into the street to look for the bus and instead saw his ex-girlfriend driving up Murfreesboro Pike. When the two made eye contact, police say the driver “swerved her vehicle towards the victim causing him to have to jump out of the way to avoid being hit.” The 20-year-old woman sped away from the scene, but was arrested later that day for aggravated assault. Ironically, it was the suspect who had recently taken out an order of protection to keep the victim at a safe distance.
State of confusion
A patron of 3 Crow Bar was knee-walking drunk, but refused to leave when a cab was called to take him home. When officers responded to the East Nashville watering hole, the man was unsteady on his feet and incoherent, telling police he was from Bowling Green, Ky., “but could not remember how he got to 3 Crow, where his current location was or where he was staying,” police say. Upon further questioning, police say the suspect became belligerent and began repeatedly yelling, “Who the fuck are you?” The 31-year-old lush was then booked for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
A Kroger customer stuffed a package of hamburger meat down his pants, then picked out a massive sweet onion from the produce section and shoved that down his drawers too. Trying not to look too suspicious, the perp decided to pick up two packages of Ramen noodles and pay for them before carefully waddling out of the store, trying not to lose his lunch. Security stopped the man in the parking lot, and he was charged with theft for stealing $3.38 worth of merchandise.
Sad Sam strikes again
A woman was sitting on her front porch when a group of hoodlum neighbors began setting off fireworks in the street. When she politely asked them to stop, one of the young men responded with a “fuck you” and then threw a firecracker onto her porch, striking her in the leg. Police responded a short time later and approached the 21-year-old suspect, who was still in possession of fireworks and standing in front of the victim’s house but nevertheless insisted he had done nothing wrong and that he didn’t have to talk police. The perp tried to walk away from officers and refused to put his hands behind his back, but after a brief struggle, he was taken into custody for reckless endangerment.
All items in Suspect Behavior are taken from actual Metro police arrest reports and affidavits.