Blotter

A man jumped off his bicycle right as his ex-girlfriend ran it over with her car Thursday morning near East Prairie Street, according to a police report.

The man said he rode his bike to the woman’s home Monday morning so he could pick up his belongings.

He told police the woman left the residence when she saw him approaching, got in her car, drove up the street and made a U-turn, coming back down the street at “full speed” to strike him, according to the report.

The victim said he leaped from the bike before she could hit him. The jump caused his right leg to be injured.

Paramedics treated the man for his injuries, which the victim told police was a cut on his right leg that went down “to the bone.”

Officers saw the bike, which was clearly damaged.

Police did not find the ex-girlfriend on Thursday.

Other reports

1800 block of South Loop 288 A person got away from Denton police Thursday morning outside Target, where employees said he stole items that an employee took out for him from a display case, according to a police report.

Officers positioned themselves outside an exit of the store and began chasing the suspect through the parking lot once he left the store, the report shows. Police were unable to catch him, police said.

10000 block of Serene Court A man accidentally shot himself through the leg with a new handgun Thursday night, according to a police report. The man was driven to a hospital. Police say it was an accident.

3000 block of West University Drive A teenager told police Thursday afternoon he witnessed a vehicle crash in Krum in which the motorist drove away. He followed the suspect vehicle to an intersection in Denton, where after getting out of his vehicle and taking a photo of the suspect vehicle’s license plate to give to police, the driver of the suspect vehicle tried to run him over, according to a police report.

4000 block of Mesa Drive A man arrested Thursday afternoon on a charge of possession of a controlled substance allegedly told Denton police the methamphetamine they reported finding on him was battery acid, not meth, and was needed “in case someone tried to rob him,” according to a police report.

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 1,013 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 197 service and officer-initiated calls and made 11 arrests.
  • Denton firefighters responded to 38 medical calls and four vehicle crashes.

DALTON LAFERNEY can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @daltonlaferney.

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