Warwick, RI – A man starting fights with all comers on Suburban Parkway displayed a novel twist on “suspicious package” May 18 when an arresting officer discovered $6,000 and three diamond rings in a sock tied around his genitalia.
Four officers responded to a call on Suburban Parkway for a report of a fight in progress, speaking with tenants of a house on the street who said their landlord, Frank Marr, 60, of 77 Huron St., showed up at their house to talk about an $8,000 water bill.
A shoving match resulted, with the tenant pushing Marr into the street. Marr remained there for about 10 minutes screaming and insulting his tenant’s mother. The tenant said Marr then attempted to pick a fight with his neighbors, challenging them to fight with him, according to the report of officer Jacob Elderkin.
“I’ll fight anyone. You guys want to fight?” Marr allegedly said. He also told one neighbor, “I’ll fight up.”
The officers went to Marr’s house to ask what had happened. Marr, who was wearing basketball shorts and a sweatshirt, said he had gone to the tenant’s house to confront him, although he had been warned away from the property numerous times. He also expressed a desire to fight the tenants.
Elderkin arrested Marr, charging him with disorderly conduct. While patting Marr down, he found a large bundle tucked between his legs. When asked what it was, Marr became aggressive, according to the officer’s report, but finally told him that he had a wad of cash and three diamond rings in a sock tied around his genitalia.
Elderkin reported he removed the sock, finding &6,742.74 and three diamond rings inside.
Marr was transported to Warwick Police Headquarters on Veteran’s Memorial Drive, where he was processed and released. Officers called him a taxi to take him home, and Elderkin helped him into it with the help of two officers.