Police Blotter: Fast Food Applicant Says She Refused To Lift Shirt

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Donna Harris told police that when her daughter applied to work at a local Taco Bell, the manager asked her "to show her breasts in order to get the position."

Ms. Harris said her daughter declined and left the job interview.

Police said they had not been able to substantiate the alleged incident.

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Patricia Nash of 9th Avenue arrived home to discover that her 32" Magnavox TV was gone from her bedroom.

She had paid $1,200 for it.

The burglar apparently got in through her daughter's unlocked bedroom window.

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Jonathan Hunter Stephens of Bennett Avenue said a window was knocked out of his rear door.

He is missing his TV, Xbox 360 and five remote controls.

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Serafin Padillo of Rossville Boulevard said he had a date with a girl named Carissa.

He believes she is the one who swiped his wallet, $100 cash and cell phone.

He has no last name or address for Carissa.

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Misti Rains of Dodds Avenue said there was damage to all three of her vehicles. She gave police the name of a male suspect.

Her 1987 Toyota van had the two front tires flattened.

Her 1989 Chevy truck had the driver's side window busted out and the driver's side tires flattened.

Her 1999 Nissan had the two rear tires flattened and the passenger side window broken.

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Regions Bank officials complained to police of a customer who they said had been coming in and openly displaying a pistol in a holster.

They said Justin Curtis had the weapon in plain view last Thursday and Friday in visits to the Lee Highway branch.

Officials said when a security guard approached the man, he said, "The NRA will take care of this."

Bank officials said they have closed the man's accounts and do not want him back at the bank.

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Officers were summoned to Jersey Pike to break up a dispute between Norman Talley and William McBee.

They were arguing over each other's grandchildren.

Police said, after a talking to, they "agreed to communicate in a more diplomatic way."


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