An officer was working an extra job at a restaurant on Irby Avenue. The officer, who was in full uniform, went to the restroom, "which is single occupancy," he noted. A 27-year-old man with chest tattoos forced open the restroom door, stepped to the sink, and started to unzip his pants. The officer told him to wait outside, and said he would be through in a minute. The 27-year-old stepped outside and yelled, "Hurry the fuck up, asshole."
The officer opened the restroom door. The restaurant manager told the 27-year-old that his behavior was unacceptable and asked him to leave. The 27-year-old was drunk. The officer told the 27-year-old that he could use the restroom, but then he would have to leave. The 27-year-old used the restroom and said, "Look at my face, because you're going to see it a while." Then, the 27-year-old walked back to his booth and grabbed a beer. He was arrested and taken to jail.
At a home for rehabilitated drug users on Thomasville Drive, a 46-year-old man was upset because he couldn't find his Bible. He argued with a woman. The man who ran the home asked the 46-year-old to get his clothes and leave. The man who ran the home said the 46-year-old then grabbed his shirt collar,.
The 46-year-old confirmed that the altercation was over a misplaced Bible. He said once he was asked to leave, the man who ran the home blocked his path and swung at him. Both men were charged with simple battery.
An officer was workingan extra job at a Buckhead nightclub when he saw club security guards remove a man from the club and hold him on the ground.
The man, a 29-year-old from Charlotte, N.C., was handcuffed. The Charlotte man said he had ordered a drink and it didn't have enough alcohol in it, so he told the bartender that he wasn't paying for it, and wanted his money back. The Charlotte man said as he took his money back out of the tip bucket, the bartender stood back. Then, he was assaulted by security guards, removed from the club and thrown on the ground.
The club manager said the bartender had alerted the guards and said the Charlotte man was stealing from the tip bucket. Further investigation revealed that the Charlotte man only took money from the tip bucket in the amount that he had originally put in. The Charlotte man said he wasn't going to tip for a sorry drink. He admitted that he should have gone about getting his money back in another way. No charges were filed.
In an apartment on Boulevard, a 23-year-old woman said her friend of two years was visiting her, when all of the sudden the friend started arguing about stupid stuff. The friend, a 22-year-old woman, punched her head. The 23-year-old fought back. The friend grabbed her car keys and left in the 23-year-old's car. One hour later, the friend returned the car, threatened the 23-year-old with a knife and then threw the keys through a window. The friend was drunk and wearing Tommy Hilfiger clothes.
A 26-year-old woman in an apartment on Temple Road said she was taking out her trash when a thin twentysomething man asked her to buy some drugs. She refused. He pushed her down the stairs. She was not injured.
An officer responded to a call about a man harassing customers at a drugstore on Ponce de Leon Avenue. The officer asked the man, who was twentysomething and wearing khakis and a blue polo shirt, to leave. The man said, "Fuck you, I ain't going nowhere, take me to jail." The officer put him in the patrol car. The man said, "Fuck you, if I had a gun I would blow your fuckin' head off." En route to jail, the man said, "I'm gonna fuckin' kill you and when I get to court, I'm gonna kill the judge.
In an apartment on BankheadHighway, a 20-year-old woman said she took a picture of her uncle, age 42, and he got upset. He tried to take the camera from her. She said she refused to turn over the camera, and her uncle pushed her onto the bed, took the camera and broke it to pieces. The uncle told police he was upset because she took his picture. He admitted to breaking the camera, but said he never hit his niece. The niece has an audiotape of the incident, in which a struggle can be heard. No one was injured. The uncle was charged with simple battery and trespassing.
A 46-year-old woman on Stokes Avenue said she has received threatening phone calls from a 28-year-old woman. The 46-year-old said the 28-year-old woman used to date her son and recently found out that her son was not the father of her child. She said the 28-year-old believes that she had something to do with a warrant taken out against the 28-year-old with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. She said the 28-year-old threatened to jump her the next time she sees her. She said the 28-year-old also talked about her mother, her son and her grandson.
All items in The Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports and are public record.
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