Guys. GUYS. Got a tip for you: Be wary of someone knocking on your door asking to mow your lawn. Sure, such an occurrence is actually common this time of year, and normally it’s no cause for alarm. But as we learn today, some “lawn mowers” might have less pure motives.
Just read this round of police reports and you’ll know what I’m saying.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office
• A Road 461 woman reported she got into a verbal argument with her boyfriend and called 911 before it escalated. She requested her boyfriend be removed from the property.
• A Shannon woman reported a man needed to be removed from her property because he had been cheating on her.
• A Guntown woman reported she lived with a woman for about three months and when she returned home on March 23 the woman’s belongings were gone and $500 was missing from a safe.
• A Hayes Drive woman reported a man knocked on her door and asked if she needed her yard mowed. She reported the man asked at night while it was raining.
Tupelo Police Department
• A Barley Court woman reported her friend got into an argument with her boyfriend and then went to the complainant’s apartment to get away. The complainant said her friend was asleep on the couch when she heard glass shatter and saw a rock had been thrown through the window.
• A Barley Court woman reported a man took $300 in cash from under her bedroom pillow while she was asleep.
• A woman was arrested for an outstanding warrant and providing false information after Taco Bell employees reported she paid for her meal with a counterfeit $20 bill. The woman reported she received the money not knowing it was counterfeit.
• A man reported his iPad stolen. It was last seen at his Indian Trail home.
• A man was arrested on an outstanding warrant after being pulled over on Maynard Drive for a seat belt violation.
Anyone with information on any of these crimes is urged to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (662) 841-9041 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 773-TIPS.