Police Blotter – Why did you answer?

  • Monday, August 25, 2014

Apparently, a local man wanted a pizza real bad because it was late one night when he called to order it. The business, however, was closed when he called, a police report said, which was understandable given the late hour. But what the customer could not understand was why an employee answered the phone when he called – considering they were closed.

The customer was so upset by this, the report said, he asked the employee why he would bother to answer the phone.

To be courteous, the employee responded by saying he answered because he did not know if it might be an employee calling or a customer who could have forgotten something, the report said.

According to the report, the customer then told the employee that he would be coming up to the business and that he better wait on him. The employee responded by saying he would be there another 15 minutes and then he was leaving.

The employee would have let the entire incident go had the customer not allegedly said this one little, disturbing gem: “Your restaurant will be held responsible if I commit involuntary manslaughter to protect myself when I come up there.”

At that point, it was decided that police needed to be informed. According to the report, the “customer” whose name appeared on the caller ID, along with his phone number, was contacted by an officer. He told the officer between laughter that he was handling the incident with the restaurant “civilly,” the report said. The officer then informed him that he was being placed on trespass notice from the restaurant. According to the report, as the officer was explaining the situation, the man hung up the phone. The officer then called him back and the man became irate saying that he was on a business conference call and that the officer had no right to call his phone twice, the report said.

According to the report, he told the officer that if he wanted his mailing address he could get it from the restaurant and he hung up again.

The officer found the man’s information and mailed him the notice.

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