A WOMAN was walking to the front door of her apartment building on Durant Place. Her neighbor came up behind her and threw dog feces at her. The next day (which was Valentine's Day), the woman arrived home and found dog feces on her front stoop. The woman said she isn't sure what provoked her neighbor, a white-haired man, age 65-70. Prior to the dog feces incident, the woman hadn't seen her neighbor in about two months.
ON ETHERIDGE DRIVE, a woman asked her husband what he got her for Valentine's Day. He called her a bitch and grabbed her neck. The result: The woman got a minor cut on her neck. The husband, who has a Fu Manchu beard, fled before police arrived.
A 37-YEAR-OLD WOMAN got a Valentine's Day card from her ex-husband. (He has a thick mustache.) But the woman returned the Valentine's Day card, and the ex-husband got upset. He came to her house on Blake Avenue and kicked in the front door. Then he started choking her. He fled before police arrived. The woman was not hurt.
ON VALENTINE'S DAY, a woman walked into the Department of Family and Children Services building on Walton Street. She asked to use the public restroom. She was told that there is no public restroom. At that point, the woman pulled down her pants and underwear, thus exposing herself to the people sitting in the DFACS waiting room. She was arrested for public indecency. The woman lives in Stone Mountain.
A MAN WALKED INTO A RESTAURANT on Pollard Avenue and ordered $30 worth of alcoholic beverages. (He wore dark sunglasses and has shoulder-length black hair.) He tried to pay for the drinks with his ATM card, but the card was denied. A female restaurant employee agreed to hold the man's "Hurricane Katrina" ID card until he could return with the $30. The next day, the man came back to the restaurant and said he couldn't get money from the bank without his Hurricane Katrina ID card. So the employee returned the ID card, and the man left.
On Valentine's Day, the man returned to the restaurant. He tried to use his ATM card, but it was denied again. So the employee called police. An officer arrived. The man said he had been tied to a bed at Grady Memorial Hospital because of a seizure and that's why he couldn't bring the money. The man agreed to pay the $30 by the following day, and no charges were filed.
The man hails from Chalmette, La.
ON VALENTINE'S DAY, a 19-year-old man from Nashville walked into a store on Peachtree Road and tried to steal a long-sleeved pink shirt. He was arrested for shoplifting. The man has the word "Bubba" tattooed on his left hand. Police described him as apologetic.
ON VALENTINE'S DAY, police got a call about a drunk man lying on the sidewalk in front of a business on Ponce de Leon Avenue. An officer arrived and found a middle-aged man with vomit on his shirt and pants, and he smelled of booze. The officer asked, "Are you having a medical emergency?" "No, I am just drunk," the man replied. He was arrested for disorderly conduct.
AROUND 8:30 A.M. on Valentine's Day, a man with long blond hair was sleeping next to the public library on Margaret Mitchell Square. A security guard told him that he couldn't sleep there. The man cursed at the security guard as she walked away. About 20 minutes later, the man was cursing everyone who entered the library. The security guard told him to leave. He pulled out a box cutter and threatened to cut her throat. He tried to cut her face, but she blocked him. Then, the security guard kicked the man's rolled-up blankets into the street. The man picked up his blankets and walked away.
POLICE CONDUCTED A TRAFFIC STOP at the entrance to an apartment complex on Mount Zion Road. A silver Monte Carlo pulled into the complex. The driver didn't use a turn signal, and was driving so fast, he nearly hit a taxicab. Police signaled for the driver to stop. The driver, a 28-year-old man who works as a stagehand, rolled down his window and apologized for his erratic driving. He said he needed to get home quick to defecate.
But when the driver rolled down the window, a strong odor of burnt marijuana emitted from the car. The driver admitted that he had smoked marijuana earlier and said he had "a little bit" more. Police found one-half an ounce of marijuana in the man's pocket. He went to jail.
AT A convenience STORE on McDaniel Street, a man called 911 and said he wanted to turn himself in to the proper authorities. The man, age 45, said he was tired of being on drugs and running in the streets. Police did some research and discovered a warrant for the man's arrest in Warner Robins on larceny charges. The man was arrested and taken to jail.
A STORE EMPLOYEE asked a man to leave a convenience store on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. The man replied, "I will shoot up the store and the boss's cat. If you call police, it will be personal between you and me." The man, age 28, fled before police arrived.
All 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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