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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
January 8, 2000
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A UA student called university police Friday after two unidentified men pulled a gun on him on campus, police reports stated.

The student said he was rollerblading near the McKale Center, 1721 E. Enke Drive, at about 10:30 p.m. when he saw two men standing on a pedestrian ramp.

He said as he skated near the men, one of them looked up and pointed a chrome revolver at him, reports stated.

The man told him to "back up," and the student skated away without incident, reports stated.

He waited 90 minutes to call UAPD, and when he did, an officer patrolled the area for about 15 minutes.

Neither of the men were located in the area, and the student said he didn't see what the men did after he left, reports stated.

The student said he did not get a good enough look at the men to help police form a composite sketch.

Police responded to the Student Recreation Center Friday after a UA student was assaulted during a pick-up basketball game, reports stated.

The student said he was playing a game in the south gymnasium at the Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St., at about 9:43 p.m. when he noticed that a man on the other team was playing extremely rough.

The student told the man "this is not the WWF (World Wrestling Federation)," and the man told him to say it again, reports stated.

The student repeated his statement, and the man punched him in the mouth, reports stated.

The student described the man as having medium-dark skin, very muscular and with a shaved head.

The man left the Recreation Center before an officer arrived, and the officer could not locate any witnesses who would give a statement about the incident, reports stated.

The student told police he sees the man in the Recreation Center often, and if he sees him again he will notify UAPD.

Police arrested a UA student and another man early Sunday morning after a woman flagged an officer down on North First Avenue and East University Boulevard and said some men down the street were yelling and screaming at each other, reports stated.

The woman pointed out a group of men, and the officer headed toward them.

The officer saw the two men, 20-year-old UA student Jonathan Barr, of the 3200 block of East Fort Lowell Road, and Samuel Miller, 20, of the 2800 block of East La Madera Drive, walking toward Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, 645 E. University Blvd., and asked them to stop walking.

The men did not stop, so the officer yelled at them again, reports stated.

They started walking faster, but finally stopped as the officer approached them, reports stated.

The officer asked what all the yelling was about, and they said the noise was coming from a party to the east, but the officer stated he didn't hear any noise from that area, reports stated.

Both men admitted to drinking, and the officer asked for their identification.

After looking at both driver licenses, the officer called for backup to cite and release Barr on suspicion of minor in possession of alcohol.

Another officer arrived and the first officer questioned Miller about his identification, which appeared to have been altered, reports stated.

The officer noticed that the date of birth on Miller's Arizona driver license stated 1/26/79, but there was a scratch over another number "1" on the date, reports stated.

A check of the license revealed that his birth date was 11/26/79, which makes Miller 20, not 21 years old, reports stated.

Miller said the scratches over the date of birth and the "UNDER 21 until" date were made by washing the license, and he didn't make the scratches, reports stated.

The officer noticed that other scratches on the license were long and curved, while the scratches over the two numbers were short and straight, reports stated.

Miller was cited on suspicion of minor in possession of alcohol and possession of altered identification and released.

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