A man with an admitted drug addiction to cocaine told police that he was assaulted by a subject who allegedly gave him a "dub" of cocaine to sell. Instead of selling the cocaine, he reportedly smoked it. The word "dub" is used to describe $20 worth of drugs. The word dub is also used on the street when a crack dealer delivers an extra rock as a marketing ploy to attract more customers (according to NoSlang.com).
The reported victim told officers the subject saw him walking down Bridge Avenue, pulled over and asked him where his money was? The victim said he was pushed and then punched by the man. As the victim ran away from the alleged attacker, the man supposedly followed him to his house. Once at the home, the victim claims the man pulled out a gun, but never actually pointed it at him. The man the fled the scene.
As police spoke to the 31-year old victim, he told them that he needed help. The man was transported to the hospital in seek of drug treatment. As for the reported attacker, police spoke to the man and he claims no attack ever took place. He also told officers that the reported victim is believed to have stolen $100 from him.
No arrest was made and the case was labeled a simple assault.
Not too far from Bridge Avenue, a fight broke out on Walnut Street at Polk Avenue around 1:30. Monday afternoon. In that situation, a 31-year old woman said that she was picking up a friend when she heard a commotion outside of her car. She got out to see what all the fuss was and noticed two people fighting. As punches were thrown, a black female punched the woman who was simply there to pick up a friend.
The assault continued until someone fired a gun. When the assault ended, the attacker turned to the female victim and stated, "You're dead, I'm gonna' kill you." An arrest was not made.
MPD Incident Report #14-17643
MPD Incident Report #14-17887