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Jibril Salami“The victim called officers to the scene after he observed the same suspect lying on the ground while masturbating. Officers arrived but were unable to apprehend the suspect after a brief foot chase. On this date the suspect was wearing a grey T-shirt, black pants with a white stripe, and was carrying a black and blue shopping bag. Officers believe he may live in the area of the offense location. The victim advised that he has observed the suspect performing the same lewd acts on several other occasions.”

Call DPD if you see Mr. Salami. He’s wanted for indecent exposure.

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Darryl Davis

Darryl Davis is something of a celebrity in downtown Dallas. He’s been roaming the streets for years, hounding passersby for money with an intensity and tenacity that other neighborhood panhandlers can’t or won’t muster. In the past nine months, he’s been ticketed five times for panhandling, according to municipal court records, despite notoriously lax enforcement of the ordinance by police. Downtown residents unhesitatingly identify him as the most aggressive beggar they come across. So do yellow-jacketed members of the Downtown Safety Patrol, who respond to his picture with a knowing groan and some variation of “I hate that guy!”

It was fitting, then, that Davis was reportedly the first offender nabbed as part of of the Dallas Police Department’s brand-new panhandling crackdown. At 11:27 a.m. on Monday, two-and-a-half hours before DPD officially announced the crackdown at a press conference, Davis was booked into jail on a charge of “solicitation by coercion,” Dallas’ legal term-of-art for panhandling.


Earlier in May, the badly burned body of a man was found in a field in Dallas. Pieces were missing, which made identification difficult, so Dallas police released rather macabre photos of the burned man’s tattoos to the press for further identification. Well, it worked. Johnny Ehrich, 21, and Angel Javier Tovar, 26, have been arrested for the alleged grisly crime. Dallas Observer has the full story.

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