Shoe Sniffer Sent To Shepherd Pratt

Police beat

April 11, 1991

The man who walked into an Odenton Church last month and sniffed theminister's shoe has been commited to a psychiatric institute, countypolice.

Police spokesman Officer V. Richard Molloy said police are withholding the identity of the man who walked into the Epiphany Episcopal Church on Odenton Road on March 17. He will not be charged.

Molloy said the man's family admitted him to Shepherd Pratt Hospital in Baltimore.

The Rev. Phebe Coe called police after the man walked into the church during a social function, took her shoe off andbegan sniffing it. He also took some children's shoes and began sniffing them, police said, before leaving the church.


An Annapolis man has been charged with shooting a cow during an argument with another man last month in Davidsonville.

County police Jerry Lee Haines, 18, of the 1100 block of Summit Drive,was charged with destruction to property and handgun violations.

On March 28 about 10 p.m., police said Haines stopped his carin the 7400 block of Governor Bridge Road and began arguing with another man in his car.

Then he shot a cow in a nearby field. After police received a tip, investigators were able to identify Haines.

He was released on personal recognizance.


A Reisterstown woman was robbed of her purse Tuesday morning in Annapolis, city police said.

Police said the woman was standing onthe corner of St. John's and Calvert streets when a man walked up toher from behind and grabbed her purse, which contained $50.

The woman saw him run toward St. John's College.

Police described the robber as a black man wearing dark clothing.

The following break-ins have been reported to county police:


1800 block ofLindamoor Road: March 14, entry gained through the door. Appliances taken. Total loss: $250.

Brooklyn Park:

2600 block of Patapsco Avenue: April 9, entry gained through the window. Unknown property taken.

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