Man begs police to arrest him

Published 5:22 pm Thursday, January 31, 2019

Orange police officers responded to a verbal disturbance at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the 1000 block of Dupont Drive in Orange.

When officers arrived to the location, they spoke with a man with a strong distinct order of an unknown alcoholic beverage emitting from his person. The man was identified as William Lorenz.

Lorenz admitted he had been drinking. No one in the household wanted to press charges and he had not committed a crime as he was inside the residence. The officers told him to go to sleep and stay in his room to avoid any conflict, according to the police report.

Lorenz asked the officers to arrest him. The report added he was cooperative but wanted to be arrested. He was told he had not done anything illegal so he could not be arrested.

As the officers were leaving, Lorenz went to the door and asked the officers to come back and arrest him.

Officers told him, according to the report, that while he was on his property intoxicated, they could not take him to jail.

Officers then told him if he walked into the public area of the roadway, they would have to arrest him. Lorenz asked the officers to wait while he got dressed.

Once he stumbled into the roadway, the officers obliged him by arresting him for public intoxication.