This edition of Stolen from the Headlines covers a teenage guy’s original transportation choice, some concerned callers who need to come in from the cold, a guy who begged the police to call his mom, and another guy who lost, misplaced, or just plumb forgot where he left his car.
Burnfoot Breaking News
Originally reported by Belfast Live
A teenager who drove a tractor around a city center told police that he was “looking for women.”
Anthony Breslin, 18, admitted two motoring offences linked to his late night tractor drive around Derry on August 16. When stopped by police officers, Breslin, from Burnfoot, County Donegal, told them that he was “using it for social purposes in that he was driving around the city center to see if there were any women about,” the prosecutor said.
Breslin, who was a learner driver at the time, drove the tractor without L plates being displayed on the vehicle and without being accompanied by a qualified driver.
Probably would have been hard to find a qualified driver who was still awake and versed in tractor driving.
Originally reported by Flathead Beacon
12:22 a.m. A Kalispell woman said there were people outside her house with flashlights.
12:58 a.m. Someone at a Martin City bar pocket dialed 911. When the dispatcher called back to make sure everything was okay, the caller insisted that he never called 911 and then handed the phone over to the bartender to confirm.
11:08 a.m. A local bakery owner reported that one of his employees has been stealing dough.
11:24 a.m. A Columbia Falls man reported that someone stole all of his DVDs.
12:17 p.m. A Kalispell resident called police with concerns about all of the stray cats that were “about to freeze to death.”
12:34 p.m. Another Kalispell resident called with concerns about a pair of local goats who were also outside in the cold.
1:40 p.m. A Martin City man called to chat about an incident the previous night that ended with a pool stick being broken over his head. He said he would have called earlier but he was in an ambulance.
3:42 p.m. A Kalispell man called because his son was “on something.”
5:46 p.m. A man was using foul language at church.
8:04 p.m. A Bigfork man demanded help “Now!” after he locked himself out of his car. When the man was told it would be best for him to call a locksmith, he replied that he already tried to do that but he couldn’t get hold of anyone. He also said he was cold.
No Green Vegetable
Originally reported by Fox 4 News
A man called police while Collier County Sheriff's deputies were in hot pursuit on Tamiami Trail on Tuesday morning.
The sheriff's office report says it all started because the suspect acted suspiciously. The sheriff's deputy went up to the car and smelled a smell similar to marijuana. The deputy spotted a baggie that contained a green leafy substance. The suspect then grabbed the bag, put it in his mouth, and sped away.
“I need help, please,” said Aric Frydberg, the man who was arrested after the seven-mile pursuit on U.S. 41. “There’s a police officer chasing me,” he added. “Call my mom, call my mom,” said Frydberg. “Please call my mom,” he added while on the phone.
Then he took it a step further and wanted to speak to the president. “Donald Trump is a close friend of mine,” said Frydberg. “We made a deal,” he added while he was trying to convince the operator.
Deputies eventually got him off the road and phone.
Frydberg is being charged with tampering with evidence, resisting an officer, and two counts of battery of an officer.
Suspect says he still waiting to hear from the dealmaker.
Not Grand Theft Auto
Originally reported by Seattle Pi.com
If you can’t remember where you parked your car, calling 911 to report a fake carjacking is not the best way to find it. It will, however, help you find the backseat of a police car.
A man called 911 on Sunday evening to report that he had just been carjacked at knife-point at a Wal-Mart in Spanaway, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Five deputies raced to the scene and found the victim, who wasn’t really a victim—except of bad judgment.
There was no carjacking; deputies said the man couldn’t remember where he parked his car and figured they would get there faster if he said he was carjacked. He even provided a fake description of an attacker to 911 dispatchers “so it would sound more real.”
He did tell deputies he was “really sorry” he wasted their time.
That makes six of us.