A 26-year-old woman said her boss told her to stop eating cookies at work. (She works at a deli on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.) The woman said she had eaten five cookies and she always eats cookies at work. She said she and her boss argued, and her boss shoved her from behind and yelled at her to count the money. She said she finished her work and left for the night, but when she returned the next day, she was fired.
A police officer talked with the woman's boss and he said he didn't speak English and his wife would communicate for him. His wife said he did not touch the female worker. The female worker said video cameras in the deli must have recorded the incident. According to the boss, the cameras store everything and he would have to get another company to retrieve the videotapes from the cameras.
The woman got her last paycheck, filed a police report and left the deli.
ANOTHER ROUGH DAY AT WORK: On Collier Ridge Drive, a woman said she had a contractor in her home doing repair work on the plumbing. The contractor, a 38-year-old man, said two men from Savannah were working for him. The contractor said one worker, known only as "JJ," went to Home Depot to pick up supplies. According to the contractor, when JJ returned, JJ handed the contractor a newly opened Powerade for him to drink. "The contractor drank the Powerade and continued to work for the day," an officer wrote. Later, the contractor started feeling sick and went to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was reportedly treated for being poisoned. A police officer wrote, "The hospital treated [the contractor] for poison ingestion. I observed the paperwork. The test results were not yet complete to identify the poison."
The contractor believes JJ may have spiked his Powerade. Also, the woman said some medication was missing from her home, including Adderall that her 9-year-old nephew takes daily.
DRINKIN' AND DIALIN': Medics flagged down a police officer and asked for help with a drunk man who called medics six times that morning. According to the medics, they went to the man's house on Ohara Place and knocked on the door, but no one answered. Medics said at 7:47 a.m., the man had "a gun on his lap and he was going to shoot himself." Medics said at 7:56 a.m., the man reportedly ordered the medics to leave "because he didn't want to shoot anybody." At 7:58 a.m., the man reportedly said he was going to shoot himself. At 7:59 a.m., the man allegedly said he was going "to shoot anybody." A police officer wrote, "The Zone 6 Command Staff, Hostage Negotiators, and SWAT units all arrived on scene and were debriefed. ... After negotiations and nonlethal tactics didn't work, entry was eventually made into the residence." Police arrested the man, 43, for making terroristic threats. "No weapon was found," the officer wrote.
DITCH THE BAND OF BROTHERS: A 24-year-old woman said her live-in boyfriend got upset because she didn't answer the phone while she was walking her dog. She said when she returned to their apartment on 17th Street, her boyfriend grabbed her arm and prevented her from leaving. She also claimed the boyfriend damaged the bathroom, two flatscreen TVs and a vase. The boyfriend left before police arrived. The boyfriend's brother — who apparently lives with the couple — told police that the 24-year-old woman actually damaged the items "in her rage," but was unclear "how the incident started since he was in his bedroom," an officer wrote.
The woman had no visible injuries. The officer told the boyfriend's brother to leave the apartment. No arrests, since the officer could not determine who did the damage or started the fight.
PRICEY PRIZE: On Kevin Court, a 62-year-old woman got a letter claiming to be from Reader's Digest. "The letter stated she had won a contest for $1 million dollars," an officer wrote. "The letter contained a check for $4,970 to cover the taxes. The letter advised [the woman] to deposit the check into her checking account, and then send a check for that amount to their offices in Canada. [The woman] thought this was odd and called the corporate headquarters." A representative told her the contest did not exist, and she should not send a check to the Canadian address because it's a fake address. The woman contacted Atlanta police and reported the alleged fraud.
ME, MYSELF AND I: Around 9:30 a.m., an officer spotted a woman walking in the middle of the traffic lane on Auburn Avenue. The officer stopped the 49-year-old woman and arrested her for violating pedestrian duties. The woman was "having elaborate conversations with herself while in police custody," the officer wrote. The officer referred the woman for a mental evaluation at Grady Memorial Hospital.
ME AND MEAT: On Lakewood Avenue, a very drunk man said another guy nicknamed "Meat" hit him with a bamboo stick. The drunk man could not describe Meat to a police officer. The man, 39, had a cut on his eye and was "highly intoxicated and uncooperative in speaking with me," an officer wrote.
Items in the Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports. The Blotter Diva compiles them and puts them into her own words.
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