Posted by Chuck (AZ) on October 28, 2001 at 21:19:13:
I wouldn’t say it’s that easy… but it’s damm close.
I had a tenant call the cops last weekend because they wanted to evict the troublesome son of another tenant. The cops came out (Sunday afternoon mind you) and we talked. I told them that I had bounced him out previously (via a letter from the office) but that no eviction papers had been filed. It wasn’t necessary, he’d always abided by my wishes. In fact, he was in the park to clean up the back yard on his Dad’s home, which was fair since he’d made the mess there. I was aware of it, and endorced it.
The cops then explain that they have no authority to do anything without legal eviction papers. I said “Hell, don’t you think I know that? I didn’t call you… but I bet I know who did.”
So they leave and go talk to the couple in #18 that called the complaint in. They give them the same line.
Guess who was the “park joke” this past week?
The whole point being that people tend to find trouble if they go looking for it… or create it upon themselves.
I put it into “the grapevine” that they better start minding their own business… else they might be on the recieving end of some real eviction papers. I turn away at least 3 people a week looking to move in, and I can get a toter for $200 anywhere in Tucson.
I thinking the city limits would be about right.