OMG PD: I Don’t Always Mow the Lawn, But When I Do…I Bring My Gun

We compile the odd, unusual and ‘oh my gosh’ police items from throughout the region.


I Don’t Always Mow the Lawn, But When I Do…I Bring My Gun.

One South Kingstown man takes mowing his lawn very seriously. So serious in fact, that he allegedly decided to pack some heat last week while battling his yard. According to South Kingstown police, debris from the man’s lower shot out and hit a truck passing by. When two men driving the truck turned around to confront lawnmower man, the 65-year-old man pulled out his gun and asked them if they wanted to fight. Apparently, the answer to the question was no as the two men called police to report the man.

Phone-A-Friend Fail

When facing a DUI charge after crashing your car, it is probably advisable to call someone for help who is – unlike you  - not under the influence. According to reports, a Massachusetts woman suspected of drunk driving crashed her car in a construction zone near the new Sakonnet River Bridge in Tiverton. As officers were cuffing the 21-year-old woman, her friend pulled up and told police the woman had called him for help after crashing her car. As police spoke with the man, they noticed that he was also allegedly under the influence and subsequently arrested him as well. 

Man Caught Drinking at Police Station

A South Kingstown man arrived at the police department last week, willing to turn himself in. There was just one problem: there were no warrants out for his arrest. But, the man soon gave police a reason to arrest him after officers allegedly found him holding and drinking from a 40-ounce bottle of Old English malt liquor and a loaded BB gun on him. According to police, the 20-year-old man told officers he wanted to go to the ACI because he could get three meals a day and a bed. When officers told the man he could not smoke in the processing room, he reportedly said, “I have other illegal stuff in my car. I will show it to you if you let me have a cigarette.” At first, police did not find any illegal contraband in his car, but did find it was illegally parked in a handicapped spot. With the man’s help, police allegedly found cocaine hidden in two secret compartments in the car.

Babies on Board for Triple Arrest at Walmart

We’re sure this moment won’t appear in a “baby’s firsts” journal any time soon. According to North Kingstown police, a trio of teens took the babies along with them as they attempted to shoplift from Walmart. Amongst the unpurchases, the trio attempted to steal infant drops, a pacifier, baby shoes and BB gun ammo – because what goes better with baby supplies than ammunition? The three teens were all charged with shoplifting and conspiracy. The babies evaded charges.

Only a Little Bit Over the Speed Limit

This week's speed record goes to a 28-year-old Tiverton man, who clocked one of the highest-ever recorded speeds in town at 135 mph. In his defense, he was only 80 mph over the speed limit…and maybe the speedometer on his BMW was broken. 

Jack Baillargeron August 04, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Let me see now, hmmmmm. lets assume the 2 men get out of a truck, probably yelling and screaming at a senior citizen, because of something beyond his control. He then procedes to let the men know that that he will protect himself and property should they trespass. Don't see the problem here, other than an altercation avoided, thanks to a senior itizen who new his rights.
Tom August 05, 2012 at 10:26 AM
I would like to have a picture of the moment the old guy pulled out his piece on the two tuff guys.
Jack Baillargeron August 05, 2012 at 01:40 PM
I hear that, you know damn well these guys didnt get out and say "excuse me sir" your lawn mower threw something that damaged my truck. Nor does this story belong i the odd an unusual, more like how to defend your self as a senior, when confronted by individuals you believe may tresspass on your property and do you harm. Film would have been great.
baba loo August 05, 2012 at 03:06 PM
The last time I had something thrown out of a lawnmower cracking my windshield I stopped the car, backed up and was handed a piece of papers with phone numbers for insurance company, etc....probably a more rational response.
hester prynne October 06, 2012 at 01:27 AM
first headline is pee-my-pants funny. SO LUCKY to work at a place where they let you drink on the job, LOL!


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