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Customer Buys Fountain At Mustard Seed For 90 Percent Off, But It Was Not For Sale

The following information was provided by the Westford Police Department. Anyone arrested is assumed innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law.

Aug. 10, 7:19 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to Brookside Road after reports of a man and woman throwing rocks at a dam.

The person who called the police said the pair were leaving near the old Frostar building, and feared they would return to throw rocks at her apartment windows.

Arriving in the area, the officer searched for the pair with no results.

The officer then talked to the apartment owner, who said she told the pair to stop and she would call the police.

In response to the apartment owner’s request, the man made an obscene gesture.

The husband of the apartment owner took a photo of the pair, whom appeared to be teenagers, but the officer did not recognize either of them.

Aug. 10, 1:00 a.m. – After clearing an underage drinking party, an officer found a truck nearby with a young man sleeping in the driver’s seat.

Due to concerns that the driver may be related with the party, the officer did a check and discovered that the car had not been used recently.

He woke up the driver, who immediately appeared intoxicated.

At first, the driver was compliant, but then became confused and said he had not driven since 4 p.m., but was not sure where the keys to his vehicle or where his shoes were located.

The driver confirmed he was at the party and stated he could not provide any more information.

There was no indication the driver had used the vehicle recently, so the officer called the driver’s mother to pick him up and remove the vehicle.

Aug. 17, 2:00 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to CNS Mustard Seed after reports of a fountain being sold that was not supposed to be sold.

The manager, who was not on the property when the item was sold, said that the fountain was worth $400, but had been sold for $40 by an employee several days earlier.

The person who bought the fountain returned with the receipt, but the manager said she would refund the $40, as the fountain was erroneously sold.

This explanation was not acceptable to the customer, who returned later and took the fountain.

The officer went to the home of the customer and said that the fountain should not have left Mustard Seed.

At this point, the customer agreed to let the employees return the fountain and refund her the money.

She was also told that if she wished to continue pursuing the issue that it would be a civil matter and the customer would need to take the case to court herself.