Police Blotter: Black Friday Shoppers Threaten Line Cutters

Also, a man barges into another man’s home in response to an ad.

Lining up for Black Friday shopping sprees can be stressful, but a few teens let their frustrations get the best of them late Thursday night.

While waiting in line at Tilly’s, a woman noticed that multiple youths were threatening to hurt other people in line. They thought their threats were justified, according to the informant, because people were cutting in front of them in line.

Tilly's had a Black Friday deal in which the first 100 customers received wristbands that were good for store credit between $10 (97 wristbands), $25 (1 wristband), $50 (1) and $100 (1).

The call came in around 11 p.m. on Thursday, from Santa Margarita Parkway and Avenida de las Flores.

Man barges into home, looking for a deal

A man barged into a Rancho Santa Margarita man's house Wednesday afternoon. The man said he wanted to buy something from an ad that was placed in the newspaper, but the informant hadn’t placed any ads.

The call came in around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, from Vista Barranca.

The following is a summary report of calls from Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza, Trabuco Canyon and Las Flores to the Orange County Sheriff's Department from November 21 to November 23.

Disturbance 4:55 p.m. Friday, on Via Tigra. An informant said someone was riding a loud dirt bike up and down the street.

General Broadcast 3:29 p.m. Friday, on Avenida Empresa and Santa Margarita Parkway. A man was hitting curbs as he drove in his green Saturn.

Disturbance 12:48 p.m. Friday, 22300 block of El Paseo. A man said someone had told him that two women were fighting in the parking lot of 24-Hour Fitness.

Petty Theft Report 12:34 p.m. Friday, 22700 block of El Prado. A woman reported her wallet as stolen.

Family Dispute 11:52 a.m. Friday, on Via Serena. An informant could hear a man and woman arguing in the apartment below his unit.

Suspicious Vehicle 11:05 p.m. Thursday, on Via Cordoba. A man found a black BMW 7-series with dealer plates left on the side of the road, with both doors open and the vehicle’s keys on the passenger seat.

Disturbance 6:29 p.m. Thursday, on Acalla. A man said another man was tailgating him and following him home.

Unknown Trouble 3:58 a.m. Thursday, on San Vincente. A caller could hear several people arguing loudly.

Disturbance 1:24 p.m. Thursday, 100 block of Via Serena. A woman said her boyfriend had choked her before taking her cell phone.

Suspicious Person/Circumstances 4:56 p.m. Wednesday, on Antonio Parkway and Avenida de las Flores. A man was standing in a dirt lot, looking at people passing by.

Traffic Accident 2:27 p.m. Wednesday, on Santa Margarita Parkway and Avenida Empresa. A woman in a Dodge Neon collided with a Toyota. The driver wanted paramedics to check on her 5-year-old son.

You can read about more incidents on the Orange County Sheriff's Department blotter.

These reports are culled from the Orange County Sheriff's website. Not all facts in each report are made public; the outcome of the report may differ from the original blotter item. There should be no assumption of guilt based on this limited information.


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