The Blotter 

True stories from the local police files

And with so many deadbeat dads around too: Officers responded to a disturbance March 18th after a man came to a residence on Clinchport Circle demanding to see his child. The child's grandmother told the man that the child was not his and ordered him to leave the property. The child's mother reiterated to police that the child was not fathered by the man.

We don't even know where to begin: A woman was repairing a tile/wood floor in an apartment on Claybrook when a man who was painting in the same apartment said, "I am gonna underbid your a-- to get the floor job." The woman told him to go ahead but later heard him on the phone telling somebody, "If I don't get this floor job I'll just beat this b---- with my crutch." The woman went home and called police.

Ever heard of Parcheesi? Scrabble? Sports? On March 19th, police received a wounding call from a man on Union. He told them that the night before he had been playing in the street with a friend. The friend threw his knife in the air, caught it, then swung it around, and lost his grip. The knife caught the man on the wrist and the two friends went to The Med.

So, ordinary people own those things? A man called police March 17th after buying five ATM machines for about $28,000. The man said he had received two of the machines and installed them in bars. But both machines were taken by another man, who had bought the same two machines from the suspect. The man never received his other three machines.

-- Compiled by Mary Cashiola

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • State of the Stops

      Upgrades to MATA bus stops limited by funding.
    • River Threat

      Mississippi River mayors urge action on new climate report.

Blogs

News Blog

TVA Says It's 'Committed' to Not Use Aquifer Wells

News Blog

State Liquor Laws On Trial at U.S. Supreme Court

We Saw You

Stumbling Santa, Crosstown Concourse, Red Boa Ball and more!

Intermission Impossible

Family Business: A Capote Christmas From Voices of the South

Hungry Memphis

PETA At It Again

News Blog

Report: Memphis Internet Slowest in the Country

Beyond the Arc

Bah Humbug! Memphis Should Have Seen Joakim Noah Coming

Hungry Memphis

The Vault Unlocks New Menu

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Mary Cashiola

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation