Hugs, not stabs: Sacramento police respond to trio of road rage incidents

There is such a thing as an illegal hug, in case you were wondering.

The unwelcome show of intimacy went down during the evening of February 19, when a woman told Sacramento police she was clinched by a man she didn’t know. Officers found both parties on the 2700 block of P Street, close to Winn Park. The woman declined to press charges, but the cops cuffed the hugger anyway on a public-intoxication charge, Sacramento Police Department logs show.

Police also contended with a trio of road rage incidents: On the 3500 block of Stockton Boulevard on February 18, police received reports of someone throwing soda cans at a person over a traffic dispute. And there were two separate incidents on February 11, including an argument that led to one motorist getting stabbed after the two squabbling drivers decided to pull over on Fairbanks Avenue.

No arrests were recorded in any of the incidents.

The weird week for police also featured what must be one of the oldest perps on record. On February 10, officers turned out to the 3400 block of 24th Avenue to serve a drug-related arrest warrant on an 86-year-old man. Police found the octogenarian hiding in a closet armed with a knife, logs state. A struggle ensued, and police ultimately got their (old) man.

—Raheem F. Hosseini