One-of-a-kind theft reported by woman to Elizabethton Police

Published 9:15 am Friday, October 10, 2014

Every incident police respond to is different, but one recent call may truly be a one-of-a-kind.
A city woman called Elizabethton police to report a theft on Tuesday. Then, as part of her report, she admitted to them she had been involved in a drug deal.
When Elizabethton Police Department Officer John Bulla responded to a call concerning a theft at a city residence, the woman who made the call told officers someone had stolen $40 from her purse. She said she asked two people she knows for a ride and suspects one of those two individuals stole her money after she fell asleep in her home sometime during the night.
However, during the routine investigation, the woman also told Bulla she had purchased $200 worth of crack cocaine on the evening the theft occurred.
“(She) stated she shared the ‘crack’ she had purchased with the other two subjects and was upset they had stolen her money,” Bulla said.
The woman complained to Bulla she wouldn’t be able pay her electric bill because the $40 had been stolen and without the money, she also was worried she wouldn’t be able to put any more minutes on her cell phone.
No charges have been filed against anyone in connection with the incident.

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