A missing — and surprisingly cheap — iPod, another barefoot woman causing a ruckus, and a car thief are featured in this week’s crime blotter.
Thief stoops to new low, steals man’s seat cushion
An electrician had $712 in tools stolen from his truck last Tuesday afternoon. The thief stole an assortment of tools from the man’s vehicle, which was parked at the Molecular Engineering Building’s loading dock. Worse yet, in addition to the hundreds of dollars of tools swiped, the thief made off with the man’s UW Husky padded seat cushion.
Shoes not required
The UW Police Department responded to a call at Terry Hall last Saturday morning after someone reported that a woman was smashing items in the lobby and tearing flyers off the wall. When responding officers arrived, they found a barefoot woman wearing a hoodie with the hood cinched up so tight around her face that only her eyes and nose were visible. After a brief struggle that included the woman spitting on one of the officers, they handcuffed her and called the fire department to check the woman out. After refusing to answer any questions by police or medics, she was transported to Harborview Medical Center for an involuntary mental-health evaluation. This was the second call of a barefoot woman throwing items in a campus building UWPD responded to in a week.
Since when were iPods only worth 20 bucks?
A worker at McMahon Hall alerted police Oct. 19 that his iPod Nano had been swiped a week prior. The man had left the device in a food preparation area Oct. 10, and when he looked for it Oct. 11, it was missing. Police took a report, but the man said he did not want to prosecute. The iPod was valued at $20. If anyone has information about a stolen iPod, or confused it for a salad bar topping, please contact UW lost and found.
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Reach reporter Jimmy Lovaas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @jimmylovaas
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