OMGPD: Stock-Still Goose, Vanishing Vending Machine & Other Police Oddities
Our weekly roundup of some of the more unusual police reports from around the Boston area. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Man Tries to Bail Someone Out, Gets Arrested Himself
Never a good idea to show up blitzed at the police department. A Newton man was arrested after he allegedly drove under the influence of alcohol.
According to reports, police were called to the lobby of Newton Police Headquarters for a possibly intoxicated man looking to bail someone out. Police said the man smelled strongly of alcohol, had glassy eyes and appeared unsteady on his feet. He also had to grab the front desk to steady himself,reports said. After giving the man a field sobriety test, he was placed under arrest. Shaun MacEachern, 40, of 313 Lexington St., was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, police said: http://patch.com/A-1K1G
'I Couldn't Get It to Move'
Burlington Police got a report from a Crawford Road caller about a large goose in the roadway. Turned out to be a lawn ornament on the side of the road: http://patch.com/A-1Hlx
You Break It, You Buy It?
Wayland Police on Feb. 2 filled out an unusual accident report. The manager of the Land Rover dealership on Boston Post Road called to report a minor motor vehicle accident that occurred on a test drive: http://patch.com/A-1G6C
Hoping This Groundhog Day Event Doesn't Repeat Itself
Still in Wayland, J.J. McKay's reported a small vending machine stolen from the restaurant: http://patch.com/A-1G6C