Our weekly round-up of wacky, strange and/or silly police news includes an ironic crash, a shot to the rear-end, an expired turkey and more.
Sleepy man falls asleep near Sleepy's
An entry in the Milford police log this week just begs to be in this column. A caller at Sleepy's mattress store reported seeing a man outside, possibly passed out, who had struck a curb. Police determined there was property damage at the business, as well as to two signs and a bush.
Take the turkey, leave the bike
A Northbridge man went to great lengths to donate a couple of items to a Hopkinton church this week. Whether the donations were his original intention is unknown. Hopkinton police initially met the man when they saw him pushing a bike through the center of town. Cops and the man met again after it was reported that the man left the bike and a turkey (a dead one from the supermarket) behind a local church. The church kept the bike, but discarded the turkey, which was expired. Meanwhile, the man proceeded to Framingham, which was perhaps another stop on his tour of (sort of) goodwill through MetroWest.
Creamed corn creams mailbox
If you're a kid who doesn't like food on your plate, the preferred method of handling it is to move it around a bunch and hope your parents don't notice when it goes in the trash. It's not advisable to take said food and put it in places it doesn't belong. A couple of Shrewsbury kids thought it'd be funny to put creamed corn in a resident's mailbox. The joke was on them when police were called, they were discovered, and forced to return with their parents to clean up the mess. It's unknown whether these culprits were also connected to an even more disgusting mailbox drop last month.
There just aren't enough hours in the day...
...apparently, for one landscaper to do his work before the sun goes down. Westborough Police got a call after 9 p.m. last Thursday from irritated neighbors who reported that someone at a nearby bank was using a leaf blower. From scanner reports: "(he) thought it was appropriate to run a leaf blower at 9:30 at night. He’s been advised.”
It's a little juvenile, I know, but I couldn't resist..
...pointing out that a Framingham woman was shot in the bum this week. Disclaimer: guns aren't funny. Getting shot is no joke, and if the victim wasn't going to make it, you wouldn't see it in this column. But, if you find "kicked in the groin" scenes on tv to be humorous, you might be amused by this detail, as well.