Weekend Blotter - Disturbance

  • Monday, April 14, 2014

Police responded to a local grocery store because a man was allegedly sitting outside of the store causing a disturbance. The manager told the officer she was not comfortable with her employees or customers being around the man, the report said.

Officers found him seated on a motorized wheelchair with large mounts of duct tape wrapped around his feet.

It should be noted, the incident report said, that officers had already received multiple calls involving this man sleeping and loitering in front of this same business.

The officers spoke to the man and learned he was waiting on a cab.

According to the report, he seemed very agitated that officers were speaking with him and was under the impression that the manager told him he could wait there for the next hour until his cab arrived.

Throughout the conversation the subject got more and more aggressive, the report said.

The manager asked the officer to make him leave the premises.

In one last attempt, the manager called a taxi cab service and learned that they were not willing to give this man any more rides because all he wanted to do was get in the cab and ride around without a destination.

Another cab company was not immediately available.

The officer moved the man to the far corner of the business to get him away from customers. In the meantime, they contacted Mobile Crisis to come and talk to the man. They evaluated him, but were unable to assist the man because he was mentally stable, the report said.

A cab finally arrived and carried the man to Georgetown. He was placed on trespass notice from the store.

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