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OMG PD: Aren't There Better Places to Fight?

Check out the odd and sometimes amusing police reports from around Rhode Island.

OMG PD: Aren't There Better Places to Fight?


Aren't There Better Places to Fight?:

It may be common sense to most folks, but there are some places that aren't the best for having an altercation with someone else — as two Johnston men found out on Nov. 25, one of those places is along I-95. State Police reported finding the two men engaged in a fight at about 2:40 am. They were each charged with, in hockey parlance, a double-minor: one misdemeanor count of assault and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

Shouldn’t Have Gone Back For Seconds:

We knew we were bound to get at least one crazy Thanksgiving Day family feud with this week’s edition of OMG PD, and luckily one Barrington woman delivered. According to reports, a 45-year-old woman assaulted her sister-in-law after their Thanksgiving Day feast. The woman allegedly was intoxicated and became angry while playing with an 8-year-old boy at the party. When the sister-in-law asked her to leave, she instead attacked her. The woman continued to spread the holiday cheer at the police station, where she reportedly vomited in a bucket and then proceeded to throw it around the booking room.

Officers Avoid Graveyard Scuffle:

School-aged children typically take their fights to the playground. For one South Kingstown man, his battleground of choice is a rather macabre one – the graveyard. Police came in contact with the man after neighbors complained that a drunk man was yelling and knocking on doors at their apartment building. When officers arrived, the man asked them to drive him to a nearby business. Officers realized that this “nearby” business was only 500 feet away and told the man to walk, which apparently greatly angered him. According to reports, the man asked police “How about you and me settle it over in the graveyard?” and approached them with a clenched fist. Police were then coerced into giving the man a ride…to the police station.

Christmas Tree Used as ‘Accessory’ in Assault:

One North Kingstown man showcased the versatility of the Christmas tree (or Holiday Tree, if you’re so inclined) this week when he used it to assault family members. According to police, the man broke into his daughter’s home while intoxicated. When she tried to get him to leave, he began breaking off branches from her tree and throwing them at her. Though he failed to hit his daughter with the piney projectile, he allegedly managed to hit a one-year-old in the head – leaving her with a small cut and bump on the head.

Domino’s Robber Served a Slice of Justice:

One robber is wishing that a Domino’s customer had been a bit lazier and opted to have their pizza delivered after he interrupted a robbery. According to reports, a man entered a Domino’s Pizza in East Providence to pick up his order and noticed the shop completely vacant. The robber, a 25-year-old man, had herded customers and employees to the back of the store at gunpoint as he attempted to rob the pizza place. The suspicious customer then alerted authorities, who arrived as the robber was making his escape. After a brief foot chase the robber changed tactics and jumped in a police car during his getaway. His success was short-lived as he later crashed the car into several parked cars and was then apprehended. Police say if it had not been for the call from the suspicious customer, authorities would have responded much later.

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