OMG PD: The Odd and Odder From Police Reports
This week's OMG PD features stories about animals, people acting like animals, and other bad decisions.
If you think nothing interesting ever happens in the burbs, think again. Every week Patch highlights some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD."
A Fox Point man received letters from "concerned residents" after his pet rabbit disappeared from its outdoor hutch. But, instead of offering condolences, these residents sent this message: "I would think that people of average to above average intellect are aware that subzero temperatures to a domestic rabbit is not only deadly, but cruel. This kind of behavior is usually found in the inner city amongst the uneducated populated."
Just days after Greenfield Police arrested a man for allegedly operating a drug house, the city's Health Department deemed the space unfit for human habitation. The upper unit of the Loomis Road home was filled with cat feces, clutter and rotting and decaying food.
Brookfield: Bad behavior from below the belt
A man exposed himself to two women at Starbucks Coffee on Jan. 15, and then, on Jan. 20 five teenagers — including three high school athletes — were banned from Brookfield Square mall for a year after cleaning staff found them laughing in a restroom stall that was covered in urine.
A Port Washington gas station had an odd return last month, when a man came back after driving off with the pump hose still in his car. The cost of the damage — to the pump and car — was not available.
Then, in Oak Creek, a life lesson: If you're carrying drugs, it's best not to ask a police officer for a ride. A 20-year-old Milwaukee woman learned that lesson in late December. The woman, who worked at Silk, gave officers two stories about why she needed the ride: first, she had been kidnapped, and then she said she had been on a date with a man who was going to buy her children's Christmas gifts. When she agreed to be searched, officers reportedly found heroin and drug paraphernalia.
The above items are from reports from local police departments. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.