Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.
FACE THE CONSEQUENCES
6:23 p.m. — 3500 block of South Tamiami Trail
Dispute: An employee at a salon reported that a customer left without paying for a facial. After the facial, the customer attempted to pay with a debit card, but it was declined four times. The customer said she had to go to another appointment and left the business. The employee called the customer several times, but she never answered. After an officer made contact with the customer, the employee agreed to give the woman a day to return to the store and pay for the service before pressing charges.
8:59 p.m. — 0 block of North Lemon Avenue
Marchman Act: Officers responded to an incident regarding an intoxicated man outside of a restaurant. An officer saw the man challenging restaurant patrons and pedestrians along the street to fight him. The officer saw the man stumbling and attempting to push over a motorized scooter parked on the curb. When authorities transported the man to the hospital, he was verbally abusive and made vulgar remarks to an officer.
12:25 p.m. — 1000 block of Boulevard of the Arts
Trespass: Three men got into a fight at a hotel bar, and hotel management wanted all parties to leave the property. Two of the men could not remember why the fight started because of their state of intoxication. The third man said the fight was over his wife. None of the men wished to press charges, and all of them left the property without further incident.
4:24 p.m. — 1700 block of South Tamiami Trail
Dispute: An employee at a sandwich shop said a customer came into the store and was rude to him. When the employee asked the customer to leave, the customer called 911. The customer left the scene before officers arrived.
6:26 p.m. — 2100 block of Main Street
Dispute: A man driving an SUV and a man driving a moped got into an argument. The SUV driver said he was concerned about the moped driver. He said the man was driving erratically and kicked his SUV. An officer did not see any damage on the SUV where the moped driver would have kicked the vehicle. The moped driver said he tried to walk away from the argument because he wanted to defuse the situation. The moped driver said the SUV driver cut him off in traffic, and he denied kicking the SUV. Both parties left the area without incident.