Strange Cases on the 40 Acres
"Best of 2006", worst of frat hazing
By Wells Dunbar,
2:41PM, Thu. Jan. 4, 2007
Today, Metroblogging Austin prints UT Campus Watch's "Best of 2006" roundup, apparently available to CW's e-mail subscribers but not on their Web site. Therein, the UTPD posse has assembled what they feel are the funniest and strangest police incidents on campus in the last year. More like a top 25, what with so many two and three-way ties, so we'll restrict ourselves to the top winning entries:
2600 BLOCK SAN JACINTO. Public intoxication: A UT student was discovered passed out on the grassy area next to the Animal Resource Center. The subject was wearing a green leotard outfit with his underwear worn on the outside of his leotard. The subject wore red lipstick to simulate an oversized mouth. The subject had a very strong odor of alcohol on his breath. When the officer attempted to wake him up, the subject rolled over and put a finger to his lips and made a "Shhhhhhh" sound, then rolled back over. During the investigation, the subject appeared to be confused as to where he was or who he was. He explained to the officer that he was a crocodile. He claimed that he had been at the Delta House for a party. The officer observed that the subject was having difficulty standing and maintaining his balance, as well as having difficulty answering questions. The subject was taken into custody for public intoxication and transported to Central Booking. Occurred on: 9-16-06, at 1:20 AM.
Other entry after the jump...
KINSOLVING DORMITORY, 2605 Whitis Ave. Criminal Mischief: As reported by a Campus Watch subscriber:
My husband and I were visiting our daughter, a UT student. As we, our daughter and 2 of her friends exited Kinsolving dorm Sat. Sept. 23 just after sunset, we saw a squirrel jump up on a bike seat and attack it. The seat was a soft one, foam covered with cloth. The squirrel ripped open the cloth in several places and used its paws to pull out the stuffing. We tried to scare it off, even throwing water on it, but it kept coming back. We couldn’t think of anything else to do to help the poor person who will have a destroyed bike seat. If you want, I could send you a picture of this perpetrator in the act of vandalism.
KINSOLVING DORMITORY, 2605 Whitis Ave. Criminal Mischief Suspect: Due to the increased interest by many readers in solving this crime, a photograph of the suspect was released. (I take it this means they released a pic of the squirrel, but I didn't get it!)