Between the hours of 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, the Lodi Police Department received 131 calls for service. Below is a sample of those calls.
Leaf duty: 8:27 a.m. — A homeless man was loitering in the middle of the street on the 100 block of North School Street, picking up leaves and talking to himself and his imaginary friend.
Creeper: 9:50 a.m. — A man was looking into a backyard where children were playing on the 800 block of West Lockeford Street, and pretending to work on bikes when people passed by.
Liar, liar: 11:10 a.m. — A man wearing a work belt said he was with Comcast and hooking up a neighbor's cable to an existing line on the 2300 block Rockingham Court. He did not have Comcast ID with him.
Mine now: 2:20 p.m. — A subject refused to return a scooter borrowed from a friend, and threatened to beat him up is he kept asking about it on the 300 block of Sperling Court.
Grandpa throws down: 3:08 p.m. — A group of juveniles on bikes were calling another child obscene names, and grandparents threatened to get involved in the fight on the 400 block of Audobon Drive.
Petty theft: 3:15 p.m. —A man was cutting open items with a knife and concealing them in his clothing to steal them on the 2300 block of West Kettleman Lane.
Show for two: 6:39 p.m. — A man in a maroon sweater was singing to himself and his two dogs on the 2100 block of Newbury Court.
Lock your door: 9:06 p.m. —Someone stole house keys and other items from an apartment on the 1900 block of Church Street while the tenant was out taking a walk.
Target practice: 1:52 a.m. — Someone was shooting a paintball gun at passing vehicles on the 100 block of West Turner Road.
Too shy: 4:09 a.m. — Someone was banging on the front door of a home on the 400 block of Almond Drive, but did not respond to questions.