Man Huffs Cleaning Product, Drives into Home: Best of the Blotter

Here are some of the weirdest police reports and incidents from departments across the region

Here are this week's most bizarre police calls, reports and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Huffing while driving — A cleaning product made a Cuyahoga Falls man veer off the road on Sept. 15, causing him to crash into a home on Bailey Road.

Police said the man admitted to huffing a 12-ounce can of Ultra Duster at 6:43 a.m. as he drove his 2012 Chevy Cruze down Bailey. He crossed the northbound lane, jumped a curb and drove over the front lawn of the home and into the residence.

No injuries were reported. The man was cited for abusing harmful intoxicants and failure to control his vehicle.

Say, "Cheese!" — A Bath Township man played photographer when he heard some inappropriate language in the parking lot of Acme Fresh Market.

According to police, the man heard an employee say some offensive words and he decided to take a picture of the worker at close range with his cell phone. The employee followed the man into the store and a shouting match ensued. The worker then took the man's phone and threw it.

The employee also threatened the man. The Bath man was issued a trespass warning and Acme dealt with the worker internally.

Take my scam or else … — A man in Jamaica became so frustrated with a Solon resident during a phone scam that he threatened to bomb his home.

A 90-year-old man received the call on Sept. 14. The caller said the man had won a car and should expect some money in his bank account. The Solon man said he was not interested and hung up.

His phone rang again, and this time the extortionist said he had been watching the Solon home and would bomb it if he didn't go to Walmart and put $200 on a prepaid phone card.

Solon Police found no bomb evidence at the home. The Solon man went to Walmart and informed an employee of the incident.

I did that? — A Solon man hit a parked car Sept. 18 and admitted to police that he didn't realize he had damaged his own car in the process.

Police arrived at a crash scene on Ada Drive to discover that 34-year-old Brett Hoherz had hit a parked vehicle, sending it 50 feet forward into another car.

Hoherz was charged with drunk driving. He and his passenger, a 39-year-old Russell Township man, were transported to Hillcrest Hospital.

Can't avoid this charge — A Tallmadge man could not blend in with wrong-way traffic Sept. 15 in Twinsburg because he was drunk.

Multiple cars drove the wrong way on the I-480 east entrance ramp at State Route 91 to avoid an accident. Police stopped one of the cars and smelled alcohol on the driver's breath. The man failed a sobriety test. He blew a .199 and was charged with drunk driving and driving the wrong way.

jiim may September 23, 2012 at 01:35 PM
bridget harwell September 23, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Best of the Blotter? Why the jaunty title; in no way, is crime in Cleveland Heights funny. Is there a grown-up around who could write this post without being cute?


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