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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 30, 1999
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A university employee called police Wednesday after she was "verbally antagonized" by another employee.

The employee told police she went to work at McDonald's in the Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd., at 8 a.m.

The restaurant worker said she attempted to turn in a pair of pants because the zipper was broken. Her co-worker allegedly made a comment that the employee "shit her pants," police reports stated.

She told police she did not respond to the woman's alleged comments and was harassed throughout her morning shift at the eatery, reports stated.

The employee also said the woman wanted to "get into a physical fight with her."

Police went to McDonald's and spoke with the manager on duty. The manager told officers he did not know why the women were fighting, but had pulled them both aside and sent them home at 9:30 a.m.

He told police he saw them arguing, but did not witness a physical altercation.

There were no charges filed.

A student called police Wednesday night after seeing a man allegedly try to steal a bicycle, police reports stated.

The student described the man as "30 to 40" years old with a long beard and no shoes. The student told police he approached the man at 9 p.m. when he saw him "messing" with a tire near the Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd.

The man told the student the bike was his, but he then left the area without it, reports stated.

Police officers searched the area but were unable to locate a man by that description.

Officers examined the bike and noticed the quick release axle was missing.

The bike's owner told police she did not authorize anyone to touch her bike.

The man was not found.

Police arrested a Tucson man for a warrant Wednesday morning after he was seen panhandling.

Walter K. Parker, 50, of a general delivery address, was spotted asking a woman for money at 6:30 a.m. while she attempted to cross the street at East Sixth Street and North Warren Avenue.

The woman did not give Parker any money, police reports stated.

Parker then walked toward the Circle K convenience store on Sixth Street and North Cherry Avenue. Officers saw Parker pointing a finger at the Circle K and screaming, reports stated.

Parker started walking east on Sixth and was stopped by officers at the intersection of Sixth and North Campbell Avenue.

Parker told police the "Circle K is evil." He also admitted to panhandling.

Officers discovered Parks had a warrant for his arrest after failing to appear in court on a disorderly conduct charge. He reportedly became loud and abusive toward the officers.

Parker was taken to Pima County Jail and booked.

Police received a call from a UA-area convenience store employee Wednesday morning after he reportedly saw a man shoplifting.

An employee of Jett's Wildcat Texaco, 501 N. Park Ave., told police the man came into the store shortly before midnight and reportedly took some lighters and a bottle of Snapple, police reports stated.

Officers found a man fitting the description the employee provided. The man was riding his bicycle west on East Sixth Street at North Euclid Avenue, reports stated.

The officer recognized the man from a previous incident in August of 1998. The man allegedly ignored police in August when they confronted him and told him to put down a syringe, reports stated.

Because of the previous incident, police approached the man carefully.

Officers found a bottle of Snapple and several lighters in the man's possession.

Police drove the employee near the man and he positively identified the man as the suspect.

Officers took the man back to the store where Tucson Police Department officers handled the case.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.