What’s Your Emergency? Odd calls from Paso Robles police

The Tribune provides coverage of serious crimes every day on its news pages. Here is alook at some of the other, more unusual calls as found in recent police logs from Paso Robles.

Perilous promotion12:29 p.m. Sept. 10, Highway 46 and Theatre Drive

A human signage employee from Quiznos was asked to leave the area.

Not everything’s nice3:47 p.m. Sept. 10, 1191 Creston RoadA man was sitting on the sidewalk, smoking out of a pipe. Officers contacted the man, who was smoking spice.

Cars are for the bird8:12 p.m. Sept. 10, 1215 Spring St.A transient was flipping off traffic.

Dirty work8:15 a.m. Sept. 11, 26th StreetA man was going through the debris from vacuums at a car wash. It was assumed he was looking for anything of value, but the owner said it would put the vacuums out of service until fixed the next morning.

It’s a case of mistaken identity8:21 a.m. Sept. 12, Pioneer ParkA man was digging up a tree and pulling it out of the ground. An officer talked with the man, who said he was trying to rescue a woman’s leg, because she had been absorbed by the ground. He was asked to leave. There was no damage to the tree.

Fighting words are no laughing matter5:42 p.m. Sept. 12, 3400 block of Park StreetA resident said someone he didn’t know told him via phone that he wanted to fight. It was later determined the resident’s cousin was playing a practical joke.

Early java run4:39 a.m. Sept. 14, 1497 Creston RoadA 12- to 14-year-old boy was at Starbucks ordering coffee. Officers picked him up and turned him over to his mother.