This week's selection of odd or quirky police news includes a tidbit about a woman running over an officer's foot, a man chastised for showing poor common sense when he waved a knife in a pharmacy, and vandals who used scooters as getaway vehicles.
She has the Police Department on speed dial.
One Milford woman called police about a dozen times this week, both from her apartment and the mental hospital in which authorities requested she be placed. One call highlighted in dispatcher notes involved her reporting two seemingly unrelated facts: 1) she was getting evicted and 2) she had to go get her tooth extracted.
Warning, bad political joke ahead:
A Holliston resident reported this week that $20 in change was taken from his car overnight, as well as a sign supporting Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Sen. Scott Brown's Democratic rival. While one might assume a Brown supporter was responsible for taking the sign, I'd argue that the change thief had to be someone else: the Republicans want you to keep your money.
This Milford officer spoke the truth...
...when he noted that a man who allegedly waved around a knife in a Milford pharmacy showed "poor common sense."
Similarly, this driver wasn't firing on all cylinders (but her car was), when she ran over an officer's foot.
Marlborough police responded to a reported domestic disturbance and found the woman, agitated, inside her car. They started talking to her and she accelerated, running over a cop's foot with one of her rear tires. (The cop wasn't seriously injured.)
Rule number one in villain training: don't be seen.
Presumably Shrewsbury police have a pretty good lead on who egged a house in town this week. A resident called them last weekend reporting seeing the suspects leave on scooters.
And, the juvenile-prank-of-the-week-award goes to:
..whoever tipped over some Port-a-potties at UMass's University campus.