SUSPICION, BUNTS ROAD: A pizza delivery driver told police a customer had paid for her food with cash stolen in a bank robbery June 15, but the incident turned out to be a much less nefarious circumstance. According to reports, then Pizza Hut driver noticed that the bills he received from his Bunts Road delivery were covered in orange marker, from what he suspected was an exploded dye pack, similar to those used by bank employees during robberies. Officers investigated and found the dye in question was really just an orange marker that had leaked in the customer’s purse and gotten on the bills. The woman even showed police the leaky marker and matched it to the stains on the money.
DISTURBANCE, LAKEWOOD AVENUE: Neighbors called police June 16 when they heard a woman screaming from inside her home. Officers investigated and found that a friend of the homeowner had made a surprise visit from out of town and startled the woman, causing her to scream.
DISTURBANCE, BEACH ROAD: Neighbors called police June 15 when they heard a man in a minivan screaming just after 1:15 a.m. According to reports, the man told police he was “complimenting the Coast Guard on their boat.” Officers noted the man was not driving while impaired at the time of the incident.
MAN IN CAPE
A man dressed in a full black cape caught the attention of police at SouthPark Mall about 10 p.m. June 16. A report said the man was pacing, sweating and acting weird. He allowed an officer to search him and checked out okay, the report said. He was at the mall to watch the midnight showing of a Batman movie.
A witness reported three men in orange jumpsuits walking down Pearl Road shortly after midnight June 10.
Police said the men were monks from a local temple.