Each week, Patch takes a peek at some of the more surprising, shocking, stunning and occasionally silly police-related incidents reported throughout New Jersey for "OMGs from NJ PDs."
Some of the reports from this week:
What Goes Around: A good hotel won't have any problem holding onto valuables for you—maybe you need a safe place to store your keys, or your jewelry, or something else you hold near and dear. But when one customer asked a in Cinnaminson to hold onto a hypodermic needle, things seemed a bit off, police said. The man was charged with drug possession and paraphernalia possession—. Police say when he tried to get away after allegedly causing a disturbance at the hotel's parking lot, the man made an illegal U-turn, entered a jughandle the wrong way, drove over a grass median only to return to the parking lot to try to pick up his girlfriend. Needless to say, the cops weren't fond of that behavior either.
That's a Man, Baby? South Orange police are looking for a pair of women who allegedly stole a grey mink coat. . The owner of Fur Salon told officers that one of the two women, while shopping, said she didn't feel well and had to use the bathroom—and the other used the distraction to take the coat, according to police. Only it's possible, police say, one of the woman was actually a man in a gray wig. He or she was slim and 6 feet tall ... and just might have fantastic taste in winter wear.
The Road Not Taken ... might have been a better choice for a driver who allegedly, in a road rage incident, followed dangerously close behind Plainsboro resident for several miles, flashing his lights, according to a report on NJ.com. The aggressive driver apparently was so dedicated to tailing the Plainsboro resident, he followed the car right into the police station. It didn't take officers long to decide something was up—the aggressive driver was banging on his alleged victim's car, NJ.com reports. And when they got close, officers smelled alcohol on his breath. He might have been a little better off letting that one go.
You Don't Tug on Superman's Cape: Regular readers of OMGs know this category all too well—and yet somehow, the lesson never seems to make its way into the general public's consciousness. At least, it didn't for a Hoboken woman, . Officers were nearby because of a major fire, and found an intoxicated woman swinging her arms at a nearby "unknown concerned citizen," according to police. When an officer approached her, police said, he got slapped. She got arrested. Who do you think fared better in that exchange?
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