OMG PD: The Odd and Odder from Police Reports
Excuses, excuses — all of which are bunk, law enforcement officials quickly learn.
If you think nothing interesting ever happens in the burbs, think again. Patch is highlighting some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD."
My dog ate my list of better excuses
Ordinary crime becomes extraordinary when the suspect tries to present a logical explanation for the deed. Because that explanation is usually terrible. Witness what a scrap thief in Wauwatosa told her victim; why a Waukesha man said he was trying to break into a semi trailer; and the thin argument behind walking off with $300 worth of steak and Red Bull from a Brookfield grocery.
Ready or not, here … oh, got you!
A shoplifter at the Walmart in Mount Pleasant selected a rather obvious hiding place while fleeing store personnel.
An unassisted triple play
In Greenfield, a man pulled out all the stops to get himself noticed during another man’s traffic stop.
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.