Delray Beach Police Blotter
This isn't a secret, but I like to read police blotters. You can learn a lot about a place that way. I hadn't been keeping up on the Palm Beach Post's blotters, but last week's was good enough that Patrick said I had to post it on the blog. Actually, what he said was "Holy f***, that's hilarious. You have to post that." I said "Post it where?" and he said "On the blog, what did you think I meant?" And I said "We still have a blog?"
Apparently we do, and so for your reading pleasure I would like to present a few items from the Delray Beach police blotter:
Police arrested a man who cut off an ambulance with activated sirens, tailgated the ambulance and then sped off with no headlights at night. When police told him he had been pulled over for having no lights on, the man reached inside, turned on his lights and told police they were lying. The man had urinated on himself and smelled of alcohol. A search of his car turned up large amounts of cocaine.You gotta admit the guy's got balls.
Lobster theft is apparently a problem:
A family of four ordered four lobster meals from a restaurant in the 14000 block of South Military Trail and after eating they refused to pay their $87.12 bill and left. The restaurant owner got their license plate number.
Someone broke into the storage area of a business in the 200 block of Northeast Sixth Avenue, pried open the locks on two freezers and took 10 one-pound bags of lobster meat and 10 pounds of shrimp worth $400. The burglar also filled a box with chicken tenders, potato chips, croutons and corn chips but left the box on the Dumpster.
And finally my favorite (and Patrick's too):
Police were called to an apartment in the 1800 block of Palm Cove Boulevard, where a woman had just thrown a shoe from her balcony through a car window. When police arrived, the woman answered the door with an unzipped shirt, with no undergarment and told them she was in the witness protection program and could not answer their questions, but a window-repair person was coming.Wow. Just wow.