Thanks again, Donna Fielder! You handled this story perfectly. Denton’s essence emanates from every sentence. Especially the last one!
Blotter: ‘Some dude’ fails to abide by roadside transaction
12:15 AM CDT on Saturday, March 19, 2011
By Donna Fielder / Staff Writer
Police questioned a story a man told about being robbed Thursday night, and he eventually said he had lied and told them another story about losing $100 to a man he called “some dude.”
Officers first responded to the 900 block of Collins Street, where the man told them that a relative of his girlfriend had offered to take him to pick up his car and then pulled a gun on him, demanding his cash. He said he left his friends waiting in his car back at the house.
The officer asked how they were waiting in the car if he was on his way to retrieve it. He acknowledged that the story didn’t make sense.
Meanwhile, other officers were speaking to the man’s friends. They said their friend drove them to a motel parking lot in the 700 block of Fort Worth Drive about 9:30 p.m. after making a telephone call to “some dude.”
He was meeting the man to buy K2 from him, they said. The synthetic marijuana is now illegal, and he planned to pay $100 for 7.5 grams. They pulled up beside the car, which was occupied by three men, and the men told their friend to get in with them and ride around the block to make the sale.
The men left behind said that after a few minutes, the car returned, and their friend rolled down his window and shouted something they couldn’t understand. Then he bolted from the car and got behind the wheel of his own car and quickly drove away. He took evasive actions up and down city streets, they said, before driving home.
The victim then admitted that he was trying to buy the K2, and the man he called “some dude” pulled a gun on him and told him to “rabbit ear” his pockets. “Some dude” told him he had the reputation of carrying a lot of cash and was “getting jacked,” he said.
He showed police the contact list in his cellphone and the number of the suspect, listed in the phone as “some dude.”