A sign reading "I Win, You Lose" was found on a man's blue Volkswagen Jetta, while he was at work on Riverdale Road earlier this month. The 45-year-old man said that a female co-worker sometimes gets upset with him for parking in a certain area of the office parking lot, and he believes she left the sign on his car. The man said he previously notified his supervisor, but the co-worker "continues to harass him about where he parks his vehicle," the officer wrote. The officer tried to speak with the man's supervisor, but he wasn't there during the police visit.
PESKY VISITOR: One Wednesday morning, a 20-year-old woman was lying in her bedroom without any clothes on when she heard her front door open. By the time she got dressed, the person had left. The woman said she found a new pest-control notice on her kitchen countertop. She said the apartment complex is supposed to notify her before maintenance workers enter her apartment. She is in the process of moving out.
TIME TO BREAK UP? At an apartment on Memorial Drive, a housewife said her husband — who had allegedly been having an affair for months — returned home after being gone all day. According to the woman, her husband went upstairs and began to "knock food out of the refrigerator" and "tear up the place," an officer wrote. The woman noted that their arguments had never come to blows.
The husband, on the other hand, said he returned to their apartment to get some food before going to work, when his wife went "crazy" and hit him with an object. He said he never hit her. The husband had a fresh cut near his right eye. The officer charged the wife with domestic violence and took her to jail. The officer noted, "I have responded to this location previously for disputes between the two of them, and alcohol is a common factor."
DISMAL DAY: A man allegedly threw a garbage can at a bus on Ralph McGill Boulevard earlier this month. A police officer started to handcuff the man, when he "began moving around, trying to remove himself from my grasp," the officer wrote. According to the officer's report, the 42-year-old man said his knee was hurt, he has AIDS and he was going to kill himself. So police sent him to the detention center at Grady Memorial Hospital.
THE CABLE GUY: An officer dealt with a call about a suspicious person at an apartment complex on Joseph E. Boone Drive. According to the leasing manager, a Loganville man wearing glasses "has been coming on the property, posing as a Comcast Cable installer and selling illegal cable," the officer wrote. The manager said the man "solicits Comcast Cable to apartment residents, gets their information, charges a fee and does not install cable." Also, the manager said several residents got Comcast Cable bills in their name and they have not received the cable service.
PIPE DOWN: On Mount Airy Drive, a mother called police because her son was angry with the plumber. When the officer arrived, the woman said her 35-year-old son is bipolar and got mad at the plumber, threatening to break out the windows of the plumber's truck.
The officer talked with the son, who said the plumber was getting paid but not doing anything, and if the plumber didn't leave, he would damage the truck. The plumber left before the officer arrived. "[The son] did seem to have a diminished mental capacity, and was angry during the interview, but cooperative and nonviolent," the officer noted. No charges filed.
HONEST MOTIVATION: An officer charged a man with allegedly panhandling on Cleveland Avenue this month. According to the officer, the man was standing in the middle of the road with signs asking for money. "I just wanted some change for a beer," said the man, 60. He's been arrested numerous times at this exact location for the same offense, the officer noted.
SCARY SECURITY GRAB: A Maryland man said his government security credentials were stolen from his hotel room on Capitol Avenue this month. The man, 74, is a retired supervisor deputy with the Justice Department/U.S. Marshals. He said a man was standing outside the doorway while he was conducting a meeting with three people in the living room of his hotel suite. The next day, he said, his stuff was gone from his bedside table, including his U.S. Marshal photo ID and badge, his Maryland gun permit, and his access card for the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C.
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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