A Dublin man said an ill-timed telephone call caused him to lose his $91 wallet at a business in the 2800 block of North High Street.
In a report filed at 6:14 p.m. Jan. 25 to Columbus police, the victim said he was finished shopping at the store during a September visit and pulled out his wallet to pay for the purchases.
"As soon as I did that, I received a phone call," the victim told police. "I answered the phone call and paid for my groceries. I walked back to my car, placed the groceries in my trunk and left (the store). When I arrived at my friend's place, I noticed my wallet was not in my trunk, pockets or in my car."
In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:
* A man told police a person he knew made threats to him on voicemail and in person in the 200 block of Graceland Boulevard between 8 a.m. Jan. 22 and 4:28 p.m. Jan. 26. The victim said he fears for his safety.
* A man who lives on East Avenue filed a report at 7:15 p.m. Jan. 24 saying that, two days earlier, a Facebook friend posted an accusation against him and urged others to assault him.
* Two residents of the 100 block of Delhi Avenue contacted police at 2:35 p.m. Jan. 21 to report a burglary. The victims said someone entered their residence between midnight and 5:30 a.m. that day and stole a $200 bicycle, a $10 sweatshirt and a lock worth $5 from the basement.