A few of the odd calls I overheard this month:
Dec. 8: A call to assist MAST with an unruly party (police had already been there three times today). "Everybody at the house is drunk and belligerent, but you'll see him. He's having hemorrhoid problems."
Dec. 12: The calling party "advised that her brother was trying to have sexual relations with her."
Dec. 18: "Contact David. He's hearing voices telling him bad things he's done and thinks he needs to be punished."
Dec. 22: "Last time we were out there, the granddaughter had beat up the grandmother."
"An animal incident. A runaway quarter horse running through the street. It looks confused."
Dec. 30: "It's the guy in the helmet there. He's really drunk and keeps falling down face-first on the sidewalk."
| Sara Shepherd