Each day, dispatchers from the seven police departments in San Luis Obispo County take dozens of calls from residents seeking help for issues ranging from minor disputes to serious crimes. Here is a look at some of the other, more unusual calls as found in recent police logs from Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo.
Pay me to go 6:14 p.m. Oct. 30, 181 Niblick Road in Paso Robles
A transient was panhandling in front of a business and was refusing to leave unless the business owner paid him.
What a steal 12:11 p.m. Oct. 29, 2307 Theatre Drive in Paso Robles
Some teenagers went to a cellphone store and distracted the clerk by telling her they were looking for a red phone case. When she stepped away from the counter, they stole a phone. However, the iPhone 4 was turned off and could not be activated.
Mother-daughter issues 2:35 p.m. Oct. 29, 900 block of Creston Road in Paso Robles
A woman said her mom was threatening her. The mom reportedly said she was going to spank her adult daughter. She was advised not to say that.
Deadly steak 4:58 p.m. Oct. 28, 2000 block of Beechwood Drive in Paso Robles
A resident said he was suspicious of raw meat being left in the same spot near a stop sign by his house for two months. The resident said his dog died the day before from poisoning and thought there was a relation between the meat and the dogs death.
Reducing drag 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 872 Foothill Blvd. in San Luis Obispo
A man in the restroom at Club 24 was shaving his whole body with an electric razor.
Season of taking 6:52 a.m. Nov. 3, 1395 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo
It looked like someone was stealing from a Season of Hope barrel in front of the fire station.
Breaking the commandments 12:09 p.m. Nov. 3, 1490 Southwood Drive in San Luis Obispo
A phone was taken from a purse in a Sunday school classroom.