Friday, October 2, 2009

Police Beat #51

Happy Conference Weekend!

A man was driving south on 900 East when he heard a loud clinking noise on the driver’s side of his car. Believing someone shot his vehicle with a BB gun, he exited his car to investigate. When the police arrived, they could find no one or any damage done to the vehicle.

(Comment: The ROTC must have been practicing again.)

A hot air balloon was reported floating over campus. The officers responded and confirmed that there was a hot air balloon, but as BYU does not own the airspace no action was taken.

(Comment: This must have been a freshman calling in. That's about all I can think to comment on that one.)

A caller reported there was an injured duck in the intersection of East Campus Drive and 1060 North. An officer arrived and took custody of the duck, gently removing it from the road. The officer called Provo Animal Control and they came and picked up the animal.

(Comment: That duck finally climbed out of the drain...)

A Wyview resident was awoken from the noise of his window being opened. The resident saw a college-aged male trying to climb in through the window. The victim hit the suspect’s hand as he reached into the room and the suspect ran off.

(Comment: "Take that, you housebreaker!" Those self-defense classes they taught {in what were formerly known as} Enrichment really paid off for that sister.)

A resident of Budge Hall was walking through the hall at 1:30 a.m., yelling. When police arrived, the suspect said he was giving Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. He was told to stop.

(Comment: Apparently he was NOT dreaming... that was the problem. And that he was causing nightmares for everyone else on his floor.)

Scripture of the Day: D&C 8:2-3


  1. Oh my gosh! Police Beat was always my favorite. Thanks for the great laugh this morning!

  2. I love conference weekend! How are you? I've been MIA.

  3. Okay, so I am wondering about the person who thought he heard the clinking, got out of his car and couldn't see any damage but STILL called the police!! It makes me wonder how many fewer calls the police would get if people didn't have cell phones.


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