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Bloomington Blotter: laundry coins and filet knives

Criminal mischief

Officers found a man trying to pry the bottom front face of a dryer off with a crowbar at 4 p.m. Saturday in the lower level laundry room of Red Brick Apartments on South Kimble Drive.

The man told police he was trying to break into the machine to collect change to buy something to eat. He was arrested for criminal mischief.

Intimidation, public intoxication

Bloomington police arrested Doug Ferguson, 48, at 8 p.m. Friday for intimidation and public intoxication after he allegedly approached a car driving down an alleyway next to Nick’s English Hut.

The driver told police Ferguson said he had to pay $10 to drive through the alleyway or else he would be stabbed with a knife. Ferguson then allegedly showed the driver a filet knife.

Christine Fernando

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