Perps Who Won't Take No for an Answer

From the files of the Knoxville Police Department

According to a Knoxville Police report, a Knoxvillian driving home from a quick shopping trip found himself being flagged down by a man in another car, who called out his passenger side window, "Nice car!" Chalking up this behavior to a friendly personality, our shopper continued home.

Upon reaching his residence, the complainant began unloading his purchases—until he found the exuberant driver suddenly standing in his living room. The man asked if the complainant would like to "do a line" with him; when he said no, the offender asked if he'd like to smoke some weed instead. Seeing that the victim was disinclined, the perp asked if instead he would like to enjoy some "company" for the night. After being warned that the police would be called if he didn't leave, the man left the scene.

Thinking the friendly driver was probably just "at the wrong place," the victim decided not to call the police and instead went to bed. But when he woke up early the next morning, he found the same fellow parked outside his residence. When confronted, the man said, "You told me to check back with you this morning."

After being told of impending police involvement, the offender reluctantly fled the scene. A property watch has been placed on the residence, just in case the friendly offender decides to try his luck again.