OMG PD: Pants on the Ground and an Unhappy Meal
We compile the odd, unusual and ‘oh my gosh’ police items from throughout the region.
Just Let Love In, Lady
One Narragansett teen’s drunken profession of love was harshly rejected with a call to police this past week. The teen reportedly began banging on the door of a Narragansett home around 1 a.m. and began screaming, “Let me in, I love you.” Unfortunately for the teen (who thought he was outside the house of a friend who was hosting a party), the 52-year-old woman who lived there wasn’t feeling the love.She told the 19-year-old man to leave and promptly called police. Police later caught up to the man and his driver, who told officers that his passenger was “extremely intoxicated.”
Express Yourself: Spray Paint Edition
We’ll give a gold star to anyone who can figure out the meaning behind some very peculiar spray paintings in North Kingstown. Officers discovered a fair amount of spray-painted messages at a local park, including phrases like “unleash the beast,” “occupy reality,” “it’s just a [expletive] plant” and (our personal favorite) “sorry about the door.”
Pants on the Ground
Field sobriety tests are difficult when you’re allegedly drunk. They are even more difficult when your pants are around your knees. A South Kingstown man was pulled over by officers around 1:30 a.m. after he was reportedly seen swerving. When the 26-year-old man exited his car to take a field sobriety test, officers noticed his pants were around his knees. According to the man, he had gone to the bathroom at the Bon Vue and had apparently forgotten to pull up his pants. The man was able to pull up his pants and zip with (with some difficulty) and promptly failed three field sobriety tests.
A West Greenwich woman is facing a slew of charges after a reported heated argument with a friend in the McDonald’s parking lot. Police were apparently not planning to press charges, but then the 25-year-old woman allegedly used profanities at police and allegedly lunged at an officer, pushing him backwards. The woman then allegedly kicked the plexiglass partition between the front and back of the car, leaving visible marks. The woman also allegedly kicked an officer who tried to remove her high-heeled boots. She was charged with two counts of assault, one count of obstructing an officer, resisting arrest and malicious damage.
The Scorpion (Bowl) King
Here’s another cautionary tale of the dangers of Scorpion Bowls. (If you don’t know what that is, consider yourself lucky.) A 21-year-old Woonsocket man was arrested after he allegedly collided with a pickup truck which then in turn struck a GMC Jimmy. The man reportedly tried to leave the scene of the accident and was found in the YMCA parking lot next to a dumpster with blood on his face. The man allegedly told officers he had drank a Scorpion Bowl prior to the accident.
Super Bowl Save
While many fans were watching the big game Sunday, one Portsmouth family was searching for a missing boy. Just before kick-off, the family realized the boy was missing and called police. The 10-year-old boy made his way to the house of a woman he knew who then smartly brought him to the home of a Newport police officer living in Middletown who then turned him over to emergency officials. He was returned home safe and sound. (If he was a Pats fan, it was probably for the best that he missed the game.)