The Blotter August 26 2008


MARSUPIAL MANEUVERS: At a grocery store on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, the owner said a customer came in and threatened to harm his merchandise. According to the police report, a clerk said the customer "put a dead animal [a possum] on the countertop in front of the cash register and then walked off." The clerk said the man is a frequent customer who has some mental health issues. The clerk put the dead possum in a black bag and threw it in the trash outside. The officer wrote, "I observed the dead possum outside of the store." The officer searched for the alleged possum-leaving customer but no luck. According to the police report, the suspect wore black jeans and a black shirt.

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