Hello, 9-1-1? My car's upside down
By Laura Katsirdakis & Dan Perry
Saturday, the Campus Community Police Service got a call about
someone behaving recklessly in the Springett parking lot with
a go cart, said Elgin Austen, spokesperson for CCPS.
When police arrived on the scene, Austen said, they found
that engineering students were just testing out their class
project - a "formula one" car. The car was very noisy and looked
in rough condition as the engineers needed to stress it and
find its limits. Great cover, lads.
Engineering students did get into actual trouble this week:
Mon., Sep. 22, there was a hazardous chemical spill in the
Engineering Building. The fire prevention and occupational
health and safety units were sent in to seal off and ventilate
the area, Austen reported.
Thursday evening, a controversial speaker required police
protection, Austen said. There were four officers from the
London Police Department and two from CCPS on hand when professor
Norman Finkelstein gave his talk. Luckily, "everyone behaved
themselves," he added.
The appearance of counterfeit currency continued this week,
Austen said. On Friday, someone got a counterfeit bill out
of a bank machine on campus. Witnesses have reported the Monopoly
guy leaving the scene of the crime.
Const. Paul Martin, spokesperson for the LPD, reported a "steady" weekend,
with most of London's finest splitting their time between downtown
and a few parties.
Police were called to a stabbing on Second St. at 3 a.m. Sunday.
A fight broke out over a girl at a house party, according to
Martin. The victim was taken to hospital and the 17-year-old
aggressor was arrested. No word on which idiot she chose.
An investigation is underway in the University Dr. and Richmond
St. area, where a resident awoke Monday morning to find his
vehicle on its roof.
Police also nabbed a speeder on Western Rd. this weekend.
The driver was travelling 121 km/h in a 50 zone. The driver
said he had only one minute to make his Pro-Line picks when
police asked him for an explanation.