This week on Cops Corner...
11:10 p.m. — Fleming Avenue and Aaron Circle
Simple assault. After he and his fiancé pawned items from a residence they stayed at temporarily, a man was attacked by an unknown number of subjects, police reported.
The victim told officers he didn't know why they were attacked or who the attackers were. However, his girlfriend presented a different version of the story. She told police they had been staying at a house in Pine View and pawned some of the owner's items, resulting in the owner finding out and attacking her boyfriend for retribution.
The victim decided not to press charges, telling police he wanted to go to his brother's house to "lick his wounds."
8:57 p.m. — 1400 block of W. Granada Blvd.
Petit theft. A man was arrested for switching the shoes on his feet for new ones at the local Beall's and walking out of the store without paying for them.
Police report the man walked into the store, made a beeline for the shoe department and proceeded to take off his old Nike's and put on a new pair of FILA's. He then put his old shoes into the FILA shoe box and left the store.
He was stopped in the parking lot, where his mother later arrived and told police she had given him her credit card so he could buy new shoes.
Wrong place to doodle
5 p.m. — 1500 San Marco Drive
Vandalism. Two cars were scratched with heart shapes during a rash of vandalism at a local apartment complex.
The cars, belonging to two different women, had a heart-shaped scratch on their hoods. Though they do not know who to thank for the unfortunate artwork on their vehicles, both women believe the vandalism was conducted by some of the middle schoolers who live in the complex.
Both would like the doodler to pay for the damages or for their parents to take responsibility.