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A suburban St. Louis man is out thousands of dollars, but still apparently cursed, and he wants police to do something about it. A Chesterfield man called police this week to say he was a victim of fraud. He told authorities he has sent thousands of dollars in payment and gifts over the last several years to a California psychic who promised to lift the curse of bad luck in his life. But the man says his bad luck persists. He believes he is a victim of fraud. Police told the man no crime was committed and suggested he hire an attorney to consider civil action.
An infuriated gas customer called police to complain about high gas prices from a Warren Avenue gas station on Wednesday night. Officers responded to Prestige Gas at 761 Warren Ave. after receiving a 911 call at 8:10 p.m. from a man upset at the price of gas. The man, who was not identified, “couldn’t believe super (unleaded) was $4.13 a gallon and he only got 6 gallons for $25,” police logs show. Store clerk Sherry Lincoln said the man paid $25 in cash, pumped his gas, then came back into the store “yelling and screaming in front of the customers.” “He said that he wanted his money back, that he didn’t get $25 in gas,” Lincoln said.
An Illinois man convinced that his new iPhone would only work when he called 9-1-1 was arrested last Wednesday after calling police five times in a row. Michael Alan Skopec, 48, called a baffled police dispatcher to ask, “Why is my iPhone not working?” The patient dispatcher tried to convince Skopec to find another solution, but the slurring 48-year-old pressed on, “This has something to do with Apple, I don’t know.” Convinced the police department was somehow involved, Skopec called a second time. When asked if he had an emergency, he angrily responded, “Yes, I do. My emergency is my f*****g phone don’t work.” After Skopec used up his first polite warning, the dispatcher tried to determine his address, to which he replied, “One oh blah blah blah blah blah blah. Okay, you understand that?” After angering police with a third and fourth call, the dispatcher asked Skopec if they could send a police officer to his house to help him.
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