OMG PD: Fortunate Dog, Footloose
Take a look at some of the more unusual police reports from around the state.
Dog survives 11-mi. trip in car grille:
If ever there was a dog that deserved the name Lucky, it would be this poodle. According to East Providence police, the little pup (named Suzie) survived an 11-mile journey from Taunton to EP – while wedged in the grille of a car. The dog was struck by a car after it ran into the road. The driver, unaware there was a canine stuck to his car, continued driving until someone flagged him down in EP. Suzie somehow managed to avoid serious injury, suffering a concussion, and was later reunited with her owners.
Echoes of Footloose in the streets of 'Gansett:
Narragansett Police had to put Baby in the corner this past week – and by “Baby,” we really mean a 38-year-old man who was allegedly busting out drunken dance moves in the middle of the street. Neighbors in the area called police around 2 a.m. to report a man dancing in the middle of the road. When officers arrived, they found him allegedly hiding behind some bushes. According to reports, he appeared to be heavily intoxicated. The man also allegedly denied moving a four-foot wooden post into the intersection. Police did not arrest the man, but brought him to a friend’s house for the night.
Sign up kid, score supplies?:
Smithfield Police this week reported the arrest of a woman who registered one of her kids for preschool — then, according to police, filled a trash bucket with more than $560 in school supplies. When she returned the next day to retrieve the bucket, school staffers alerted police.
Eager to avoid 5 o'clock shadow:
One man’s quest for a clean-shaven face may land him in handcuffs. Cranston Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole razors from Stop & Shop. The clean-shaven man (no shocker there) didn’t just need one razor – he needed $500 worth of razors and he needed them STAT. According to reports, the man stole the razors moments after the store opened at 6 a.m. Police described the man as an Asian male between 45 and 55 years of age.
Siblings battle over Cheez-Its & ice cream:
Some things just aren’t worth getting arrest for. Cheez-Its and ice cream are arguably two of those things. According to North Kingstown Police, a local teen was arrested for assaulting her brother because he would not let her eat his ice cream or Cheez-Its. The teen’s methods of persuasion are a bit lacking as she allegedly kicked the freezer, began yelling at her brother, threw a box of Chlorox wipes at him, let his dog of its leash, kicked her brother and then ripped his boxer shorts during the scuffle.