A group of Mighty Ducks skated down the middle of Colorado Street, shouting and waving their hockey sticks in the air.
“That’s not wise,” Pullman Police Officer Heidi Lambley said as they passed.
Later, when she saw a Mighty Duck, she told him to tell his duck friends to stay out of the street. She didn’t want any vehicle-duck accidents.
It was shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday of Halloween weekend and both Lambley and Officer Chris Engle, the two officers assigned to College Hill, said Halloween weekend is busier than even Mom’s and Dad’s weekends.
This year, with a few exceptions, Engle and Lambley said they were both disappointed with the overall creativity of the costumes.
Later that night, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shouted “Nice costume!” as he passed Lambley and Engle. The turtle roared with laughter at his own joke.
It was one of at least 15 times that night someone made a joke about Lambley and Engle’s police “costumes.”
Overall, Engle said this Halloween weekend was not as busy as the previous two years.
The only call they responded to on Saturday night that involved paramedics was an intoxicated leopard.
When they responded to the call, a young woman wearing a leopard leotard and fishnets slouched over on a cement bench. She was too intoxicated to sit up straight and a young man sat next to her, holding her upright.
The leopard slurred her words when she spoke, and she was unable to focus her eyes. She didn’t know her last name, the passcode for her phone or her address.
The group of people who were with her and who had called the police said they didn’t know the leopard. They had found her walking alone, after she had fallen on the ground. She had told them she hit her head.
“Can you help me?” the leopard said to Lambley. Her eyelids fluttered closed as she began to fall to her side. The young man sitting next to her stopped her from falling and propped her back upright.
Lambley asked the leopard if she was willing to go to the hospital, and the leopard said no, she didn’t want to go. Lambley said she was going to put the young woman under protective custody and the paramedics arrived.
When the paramedics tried to put a neck brace on her for the possible head injury, the leopard vomited on the ground.
Lambley said previously the most difficult part of her job is seeing people harm themselves.
The puking leopard on Saturday night was minor in comparison to an intoxication call they got the night before, Engle said. Friday night, there was a person Engle referred to as the “projectile pooper.”
The young man, he explained, was so intoxicated that he lost control of his bowel movements.
Lambley said a group of people, who did not know the “projectile pooper,” found the young man passed out in their front lawn and had taken him inside and had turned the heat on to keep him warm.
“If no one would have found him,” Engle said, “he would have probably died.”
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