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Crime brief: Disorderly conduct reported after woman fell asleep in COTA driver’s car

A staff member reported disorderly conduct after a woman got into a car, mistakenly thinking it was a taxi, and fell asleep in the back seat.

The woman was suspected of using alcohol and jumped into a small white sedan Sunday morning at about 2 a.m., according to a University Police report. The driver was an off-duty bus driver for the Central Ohio Transit Authority and tried to tell the woman that his car was not a taxi, but she told him she needed to go to campus and fell asleep.

The driver took her from the Short North area to 12th Avenue and High Street, where he saw an officer in a police cruiser and explained the situation. The officer woke the woman, took her home and delivered her to her sober friend, according to a University Police report.

Later that morning at about 2:45 a.m., a 22-year-old man not affiliated with the university was arrested for obstructing official business at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center located at 2201 Fred Taylor Dr.

A male staff member also reported offenses involving underage persons and curfew violations in that incident.

A male staff member reported an open container violation outside Panera Bread near South Campus Monday at about 2 a.m.

An officer found a man sleeping in a chair with an open container of Mike’s Hard cider near his feet. He woke the man and transported him to his house.

A female staff member reported criminal trespassing at Mirror Lake Tuesday at about 1:30 a.m.

There were 19 reports of theft between May 12 and Monday and three reports of criminal damaging.

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