12:58 p.m. — 600 block of Seeds Avenue
Property Damage: A man arrived home from work and saw a neighboring teenager kicking plants and the fence in the yard next door. The man woke up the next day and discovered his mailbox had been knocked down, and he suspected it could have been the neighbor. The teen said he did not kick the mailbox down, and that he only kicked down stuff in his own yard.
3:51 p.m. — 1200 block of Tallywood Drive
Dispute: While driving in Venice, a man got into a dispute with another driver. The man said the other driver cut him off and sped past him. The man flagged the driver down by screaming at him at another intersection, and then got out of his vehicle and threatened the driver with his cane. The man continued to yell at the driver, swearing and making obscene gestures. The man followed the driver from Venice to Sarasota.
The man said if police did not come to where he followed the driver, he was going to wait outside until the driver exited the building. When police arrived on scene, the man was yelling and swearing, pushing out his chest and waving his finger in the driver’s face. The man was also upset with the service provided to him from the police department. An officer told the man the original incident occurred in Venice, so he needed to return there to report the crime. The man then left the location.
HAVE IT YOUR WAY
3:30 p.m. — 2800 block of North Tamiami Trail
Dispute: A manager at a fast food restaurant reported a dispute, which arose after a customer was upset his food was cold. The manager agreed to make the customer new food, but the customer said he wanted new food and a refund. When the manager said the customer could not have both, the customer became upset, alleging that the manager was yelling at the staff. After being told the matter was a civil dispute, the man agreed to leave.
7:21 p.m. — 2000 block of Fourth Street
Battery: Two men found a scrapped lawnmower a few months ago, and agreed to split the mower and attempt to fix it at a later date. One man agreed to let the other store it at his house. After several months passed, the man decided to go over to the other’s house to attempt to fix it. The other man came out and began arguing with him about ownership of the mower, hitting the man on the arm with a stick several times. The man did not want to press charges against the other man; he just wanted the mower. Both men said they would try to work things out at a later time.