Police: Man asked to be arrested

An Altoona man called the cops and asked to be arrested, according to police.

It started in the early morning hours of April 8, at 3:39 a.m., when David L. Freet, 25, of 125 E. Sixth Ave., called police, asking to speak with an officer, according to court records.

Police said Freet, who was sitting on his front porch, told the officer, Patrolman Ryan Caputo, that he had allowed a woman to move in with him two days before and he was “afraid that her and a group of people were going to show up” at the home.

Freet then asked that police either arrest him or take her belongings out of the house, to which Caputo replied he had no reason to arrest Freet. Freet was also told what options he had for dealing with the woman’s belongings before telling the officer he was growing marijuana and wanted to show it to police.

According to police, Caputo told Freet he didn’t need to do that but Freet insisted and led officers inside to a dirt-filled, glass aquarium. Freet told police he had planted two pot seeds in the aquarium, but they hadn’t sprouted yet, and pointed out he also planted seeds in the backyard.

After checking it out, police noted there was no evidence Freet was growing marijuana in the yard, but officers did notice a corn cob pipe sitting on the dining room table.

Freet allegedly told police he smoked pot and tobacco from the pipe, most recently having smoked marijuana from it the day before. The pipe was seized, and Freet was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.