The Blotter: Follow the yellow brick road June 12 2007
An officer responded to a domestic dispute at the Varsity on North Avenue. A 20-year-old woman said she and her boyfriend just broke up, and he dragged her with his car, and she followed him to the Varsity and blocked him in. Apparently, the fight began when the boyfriend showed up at her apartment on Westchester Road to get some of his stuff. She said the boyfriend got mad when she couldn't find his sunglasses. She said he stole her keys, went to her car and stole her yellow brick from inside her car. Then, she said, the boyfriend got into his own car. She said she asked him to return her yellow brick and her keys. She said she saw her keys in his lap and reached into the car to get them, but her boyfriend rolled up the car window on her fingers. Then, she said, he drove down the road with her fingers still attached to the car — and she was dragged down the street. She said the boyfriend eventually rolled down the window, freeing her fingers, and threw her keys at her.
The boyfriend's side of the story: He said the girlfriend couldn't come up with his sunglasses (worth $300), so he grabbed her keys and searched her car for them. He said he took the yellow brick because he knew the yellow brick has sentimental value to her. He said he wasn't giving back the yellow brick until she returned his sunglasses.
The officer went back to the ex-girlfriend and asked: "Do you have his sunglasses?" She said she had them on Saturday, but today (Tuesday) she couldn't recall where the sunglasses were. The boyfriend was arrested for aggravated assault, theft and entering an auto â€“ and taken to jail. Police returned the yellow brick to the girlfriend. (The Blotter Diva notes: The girlfriend's first name is not Dorothy. Perhaps she is a die-hard Wizard of Oz fan?)
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