A Juice Box Thief, Some Tricky Texting
Also, Kinnelon police deal with a real pisser.
Each week, Patch takes a peek at some of the more surprising, shocking, stunning and occasionally silly police-related incidents reported throughout New Jersey for "OMGs from NJ PDs."
Some of this week's reports:
From the Mouths of Babes: It's bad enough when someone breaks into a school. But Belleville police say someone not only did that—the perp stole an American flag and a bunch of kids' juice boxes. One has to wonder how much Hi-C even goes for on the black market. Not anything watered down. The good stuff.
You Say Potato: Things Not To Do: Touch yourself inappropriately in public. Make unsolicited sexual remarks to people. Urinate on yourself. Do much worse than urinating on yourself. The alternate title for this list: Instructions a Sex Offender from Newark Should Have Thought Twice About Before Heading to Kinnelon and Trying on a Dress at a Mandee Store, Judging by the Police Department's Account. But that was too long.
A Textbook Robbery: Bloomfield police say a woman used her smarts, and her text message allotment, to get back her stolen property. After someone snatched her purse (with her phone inside) at a supermarket, the woman sent a text to her own phone, reading "the police have your picture on video," police said. The supermarket's manager said someone returned the purse just a few minutes later.
Emergency ... or Not: South Brunswick police say they were trying to pull over a North Brunswick man, but he just wouldn't stop. And the man called dispatch, police said, to let them know it was because he had an emergency at home. But when police finally caught up to him? According to South Brunswick Police spokesman Sgt. Jim Ryan, the man "explained that he knew he had outstanding warrants and the car was unregistered. ... His only emergency was that he did not want to be stopped by the police."