More Police Blotter: Drag queen steals $30 from tip jar at Subway on Cedar Springs strip

We’ll be posting our new weekly Police Blotter feature on Mondays — minus the flashing lights — but the following late addition to the reports from over the weekend was just too good not to share:

According to a police report, a man dressed as a woman entered the Subway at 3928 Cedar Springs at about 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, and proceeded to order a sandwich. When an employee began making the sandwich, the suspect removed a tip jar from the counter and placed it in his purse. After the employee told the suspect to put the tip jar back, the suspect took the jar out of the purse, emptied its contents into the purse, and placed the jar back on the counter — before fleeing.

The employee told police he’s seen the suspect multiple times and that the suspect has stolen bags of chips from the business in the past. The tip jar’s contents were estimated at $30.

—  John Wright

Police Blotter

• A woman who left her vehicle in the parking lot of the Black-eyed Pea early Saturday, Feb. 19 because she was “unable to drive” returned later in the day to find it stolen. The woman left her Acura RSX in the parking lot at 3857 Cedar Springs at about 12:30 a.m., according to a police report. She reported the vehicle stolen at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Inside the stolen vehicle valued at $9,000 were the woman’s purse, her keys and a Droid mobile phone.

• A woman reported that a man asked her to dance at Station 4 early Saturday, Feb. 19, then reached into her back pocket and took her credit card before running up more than $700 worth of purchases, police said. The suspect approached the woman at 2 a.m. inside the nightclub at 3911 Cedar Springs. He asked her to dance and “at the beginning everything was fine,” she told police. But when the suspect started reaching into her back pockets, she felt uncomfortable and asked him to stop. When he continued she pulled away and went to the bathroom, where she noticed her credit card was gone. She didn’t report the incident to club staff right away, but called police on Saturday afternoon and told them the suspect had spent more than $700.

• Havana Bar & Grill reported that someone broke out the glass front door of the business early Monday, Feb. 21. The incident occurred at about 4:20 a.m. at the nightclub at 4006 Cedar Springs, and the suspect is described as a black male, in his late 20s or early 30s, standing about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing 230 pounds. He fled in a white four-door vehicle that was possibly a Scion.

• Amico’s Pizza at 4032 Cedar Springs reported that someone broke into the restaurant late Thursday or early Friday, Feb. 18 by climbing through the duct system from an adjoining business, then dropping down through the ceiling. The suspect made off with an unknown amount of cash. The owner of Amico’s told police that “this has been going on for some time” and that on this occasion, he noticed footprints on the shelves and saw that the suspect had entered through the duct system.

—  John Wright

Barney Frank: ‘I Will Confess That I Left My Purse at Home’

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Rep. Barney Frank discussed Obama's accomplishments with Chris Matthews highlighting the recent repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and what it will do to diminish prejudice. Matthews nearly loses it as Barney injects a bit of sarcasm into the conversation.

Said Frank:

"I was reading the comments — a young Marine 18 years old – who said 'well I'm against this because we're macho. We're Marines. And gay men are girly. Now, I will confess that I left my purse at home….uh, and I'm sorry that I didn't live up to his prediction. Giving gay and lesbian people a chance to show, in the most important and challenging thing you can do in America, that we really are like everybody else except for our choices about what we do in intimate moments – that's a very important breakthrough."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP



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