He didn't get to find out how the podcast turned out, a 44-year-old man told police, after reporting a theft Oct. 15 at 12:45 p.m. in the 5000 block of Paula Court.
"(The reporting person) stated he was walking through his neighborhood listening to a podcast on his iPhone when the suspect ran up from behind, took the phone from his hand and fled the area," according to the responding officer. The device was valued at $900.
In other northwest Columbus police reports:
* Damage was estimated at $5,000 by a representative of a business in the 6100 block of Park Center Circle reported to police at 1:06 p.m. Oct. 15. According to the report, a metal awning fell off the side of the building earlier in the week and was moved behind the structure until it could be reattached. At noon the day of the report, the employee who contacted police said he observed more than one person cutting the awning into pieces.
"The caller stated his manager approached the individuals and told them to stop and return the metal," according to the report. "The suspects refused the request and continued to leave the area with the metal in the rear of the pickup truck."
* A representative of a business reported at 8:39 a.m. Oct. 15 that a storage container in the 7000 block of Bent Tree Boulevard had been broken into over the weekend. Sometime after 5 p.m. Oct. 12, according to the report, someone cut the padlocks off the container and removed $4,000 worth of electrical wire and a cutting tool valued at $150.
* One juvenile accused another of deliberately shooting him in the hand with a pellet gun at 5:53 p.m. Oct. 15 in the 7700 block of Scofield Court, but the alleged shooter said it was an accident.
"Juvenile suspect stated he had targets set up in his back yard and a pellet must have accidentally struck the victim," according to the report. "Suspect denied intentionally shooting at the victim.
Victim stated he was across the street and nowhere near the targets.
Victim stated that the suspect is a bully and purposely shot in his direction."
* Appliances valued at $3,700, $3,000 worth of flooring and fixtures estimated at $2,000 were among items a 55-year-old Reynoldsburg man reported stolen Oct. 15 at 4:49 p.m. by people to whom he had rented an apartment in the 7700 block of Scofield Court. A $250 ceiling fan also had been removed, the victim stated.