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Cleveland man attacks customers at Speedway; video game system stolen from unlocked car: Brook Park police blotter

January 25, 2019

Cleveland man attacks customers at Speedway; video game system stolen from unlocked car: Brook Park police blotter

Disorderly conduct, West 130th: A Cleveland man, 44, was arrested at about 3:30 p.m. Dec. 15 after he caused a disturbance inside and outside Speedway, 5764 West 130th.

Several witnesses called police and said the man was screaming at people inside and outside the store. He punched at least one customer, threatened others and pounded on windows. He cut in front of others to pay for gas.

When police arrived, the man argued with officers. He complained that he was unable to pump gas for which he had paid. He stared past officers and wouldn’t calm down. Police told him to leave the property but he refused.

Police said the man was not drunk or high on drugs. He was taken to a hospital for mental evaluation. When asked why it took so long to release this report to the public, police said a prosecutor first had to review the incident for possible charges. No charges were filed.

Theft, Paulding Boulevard: A PlayStation video-game system was reported stolen at about 11 a.m. Jan. 10 from an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway.

Drug possession, Holland Road: Police found a baggie containing powder, later identified as cocaine, in the pants pocket of a 30-year-old Berea woman at the Brook Park police station. Cleveland police had just arrested the woman on a Brook Park warrant. 

Criminal simulation, Snow Road: A customer at Burger King, 14601 Snow, unwittingly passed a counterfeit $100 bill in the restaurant at about 7:45 p.m. Jan. 13.

Burger King workers immediately knew the bill was fake because it contained the words “movie money.” They called police. By that time, the man had left, but workers knew the man’s identity because he was a regular customer.

Police went to the man’s home. He told police he received the bill after making a business transaction over the internet. He said he didn’t realize the bill was counterfeit.

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