Skulduggery of the week: Two Feet Under
At 2:48 p.m. on July 20, a reckless driver in a white Nissan Versa ran over the feet of a pedestrian while speeding backward through the parking lot of Whole Foods Market in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive. After the collision, the victim slapped the car to get the perpetrator’s attention. Then the driver got out of the car to ask whether the shopper was injured, to which he replied that his feet hurt. However, the miscreant refused to give his information to the hobbled man, then fled the scene while the pedestrian went inside the store to ask if there was an off-duty police officer there. The Versa is registered to an 84-year-old Dallas man who might have been in the passenger seat.
Between 4 p.m. on July 17 and 7 a.m. on July 20, a thief stole a bag of tools from inside a locked metal box at a residential construction site in the 3600 block of Lexington Avenue.
At 4:04 p.m., a group of teenagers kicked and punched the passenger side of a black 2009 Audi sedan in the 5400 block of Hillcrest Avenue as it waited for a light to turn on to Mockingbird Lane. Police stopped the vandals near the intersection of Hillcrest and Beverly Drive, where they were met by a counselor for Creative Solutions, a group that helps at-risk teens and was operating a summer arts camp at SMU. The 8-10 campers, who are all black, were walking to catch a bus after the camp when they claimed a driver yelled racial slurs and spat at them. Police said they retaliated by attacking the Audi, perhaps by accident. None of the kids admitted to damaging the car, and camp counselors took them home. The damage to the Audi included smudge marks and a small dent.
At 3:28 a.m., a thief stole a $325 porcelain Chinese sitting stool from a front porch in the 4200 block of Belclaire Avenue. The incident followed the theft of an identical stool from the same porch on July 15.
Between 5 p.m. on July 21 and 4:50 a.m. on July 22, a burglar broke into a black 2012 GMC Yukon in the 4300 block of Lomo Alto Drive and stole a pair of Persol sunglasses, a set of headphones, and a checkbook.
Between 10:30 p.m. on July 21 and 6:30 a.m. on July 22, a burglar broke into a white 2011 GMC Yukon in the 4500 block of Fairway Avenue and stole a third-row seat.