Every week, Royal Oak Patch provides our readers with a list of the entries included in the Royal Oak Police Department's blotter.
Here are our picks for 2012's most unusual police log entries:
Door-to-door salesman says homeowner pointed gun at him
1300 block of Etowah, Jan. 9: A man reported that while going door-to-door soliciting with a valid solicitation permit, a homeowner answered the door and pointed a handgun at him.
Stuffed coyote stolen from home
1800 block of Vinsetta, March 26: A resident reported someone entered the home and stole money and a coyote stuffed by a taxidermist. There were no signs of forced entry.
Juvenile exposes himself on elevator
Beaumont Hospital, 3601 W. 13 Mile, May 13: Royal Oak officers responded to Beaumont Hospital on the report that security was holding a juvenile who was exposing himself to visitors in the elevator. The juvenile was taken into custody and turned over to his parents.
Friend crashes for the night
1800 block of W. Webster, Aug. 11: Royal Oak officers responded to a possible home invasion in progress when a neighbor reported hearing glass breaking next door. Officers arrived on the scene and located a suspect on the side of the home. Officers observed a chair propped up next to a smashed window. The investigation revealed an intoxicated man and broke the window of a friend’s house so he could sleep there for the night. The man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
Man fires glock accidentally, he says
4100 block of Rochester, Aug. 12: A man reported that a bullet shattered the front window of his home. Royal Oak officers arrived on scene and noticed a man across the street working on the window of his home. The man quickly went into the home when he saw the officers arrive. The officers questioned the man and discovered that he had accidently discharged a handgun while inside his home. The bullet traveled through his window and into the home across the street. The male stated that he was preparing his 9mm Glock for cleaning and he accidently discharged a round. Nobody was injured at either home.
Man finds unknown woman cooking in his apartment
3000 block of W. 13 Mile, Sept. 6: A man reported he came home to find an unknown female cooking food on his stovetop. When confronted, the woman fled on foot out the front door. The woman had forced open a window located in the front of the apartment and also stole an undisclosed amount of currency. The woman is described as 30-45 years of age, short reddish or brown hair, and approximately 5-feet 9-inches tall.
Shrine runner struck by car during team run
Dukeshire and Chester, Oct. 29: Royal Oak officers responded to investigate a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. Upon arrival the officers determined that the Shrine High School cross country team had been running on the street when a verbal altercation occurred with the driver of a vehicle. During the altercation, the driver of the vehicle pulled onto the grass and struck one of the runners and fled the scene. Officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle nearby and arrested the driver for Felonious Assault with a Motor Vehicle. There were no injuries as a result of this incident.
Cab driver grabs woman's breast
Alexander and Gardenia, Dec. 2: A woman reported a cab driver grabbed her breast in lieu of payment for a cab ride. The man was driving a silver Town and Country and appears to be an independently licensed cab. The suspect described the man as having a medium but muscular build.