Pay the check or pay the price
600 block of Tallavast Road
Information only: A man came in to the Sheriff’s Office to file a report about his coworker. He and his female coworker went to lunch together several times but he did not like the suggestive way in which she spoke to him, so he stopped paying for her lunches. According to the man, she got angry when he wouldn’t pay for her meals anymore and then filed a sexual harassment complaint against him at their workplace.
From Mississippi, not the panhandle
8400 block of Lockwood Ridge Road
Suspicious person: A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to complaints from several businesses about a woman panhandling outside the stores. When he arrived he reported that he found her “clutching a cardboard sign,” and after asking for her identification, found that she “is a proud southern girl and hails from Mississippi.” The deputy informed her about the county panhandling ordinance and let her go, and, according to the report, she “traipsed west.”
Poor service story was nuts
950 block of 53rd Street East
Information only: A woman filed a report to document a poorly performed repair job from an auto shop. The day before she had taken her car into the shop to have the brakes serviced, but on the drive home she noticed the brakes didn’t seem to feel right. The next day she started driving back to the auto shop for a second look when her rear wheel came off the car. The mechanics had failed to put the lug nuts on.
Pass the ham, and shut up
7500 block of Queens Way
Domestic disturbance: A boyfriend and girlfriend who live together got into a verbal argument after Easter dinner about the stresses of life. The couple used to be married for six years before getting a divorce and getting back together. The argument did not become physical so the Sheriff’s Office filed a report.