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Someone called 911 and said a burglar was breaking into the church on Pryor Street. An officer went to the church and saw a 19-year-old man leaving the back door of the church. The man had a leaf blower and a karaoke machine. He was taken to jail.

A 57-year-old man on Oak Drive said a woman repeatedly calls him and threatens to kill him because he was having sex with her girlfriend. He doesn't know the woman caller.

At 7:40 a.m., a 32-year-old woman called police and said her boyfriend, age 40, entered her home through a rear window the night before. She said she called police then, but he fled and hid somewhere. Once police left the scene, he emerged from his hiding place and started harassing her, she said.

That morning, police drove to the woman's house on Markone Place and found the ex-boyfriend asleep in her bed. The woman showed the officer a copy of a temporary protective order against her boyfriend that was still in effect (which means the ex-boyfriend was not supposed to be near her home). The officer awoke the ex-boyfriend. He said he was served the protective order Jan. 17, and was fully aware of it. He said last night, the ex-girlfriend invited him into her home and they had engaged in sexual activity all night long. The ex-boyfriend was arrested for aggravated stalking.

An officer responded to a call about a vandalized car in Little Five Points. At the intersection of Moreland and Euclid avenues, the officer spoke with a 35-year-old Stone Mountain woman, who said two hours ago, an unidentified woman with a dog picked up a skateboard and hit the passenger-side window of her car. The mirror came off her red 2000 Honda Accord.

The 35-year-old Stone Mountain woman said she felt "extremely scared" because of the size of the unidentified woman and the size of her dog. The unidentified woman wore combat boots and a black hooded sweatshirt. The officer noticed that there was significant body damage on the Honda Accord, but the 35-year-old said that was from a previous car accident.

At a discount store on Piedmont Road, a male cashier said a 41-year-old man with stubble was upset because he said the cashier overcharged him for some paper towels. The 41-year-old wanted his money back. The cashier told him he would have to go to customer service. The 41-year-old slapped the cashier across the face with an open hand. A witness confirmed the cashier's story. Police found the 41-year-old in the parking lot, running to his car. He was charged with simple battery.

At a gift shop at Grady Hospital, a female cashier saw a 40-year-old man from Sandy Springs take a bag of Lay's Potato Chips. As he walked out of the store, the man said, "Fuck you." Then, the man gave her the middle finger. She called security, who tracked down the Sandy Springs man. He was charged with shoplifting and using profanity.

A 26-year-old woman in an apartment on Hollywood Road said her live-in boyfriend was out with his cousin all night. When he returned home at 6 a.m., he knocked on the front door, asking her to let him in. She was just about to open the door, when she heard the cousin say that she must have company

The boyfriend then kicked in the window and tried to grab his girlfriend. He chased her around the parking lot and threatened to hit her. She escaped by running into a neighbor's apartment. The girlfriend told police that alcohol must have made her boyfriend paranoid. She said they have been in a relationship for four years and they have a 6-year-old son. She said this has never happened before, and she will start paperwork for an eviction notice.

A 46-year-old woman said her ex-convict male acquaintance was visiting her apartment on Myrtle Street. During the visit, he snatched $50 and her car keys and fled. The 46-year-old, who was very drunk, said she didn't know where the man lived and that he's possibly homeless. She couldn't remember where she met him.

A 26-year-old man in an apartment on Briarcliff Court said two women hit him with their high-heeled shoes, causing cuts on both his arms, forehead and head. The women also bit him several times. One of the women was his ex-wife, who is from New Orleans. The attack took place in front of his children. "I will kill you and your mother," the ex-wife said. "I hope you get AIDS." She left with the children before police arrived.

At an apartment on Lawton Court a 23-year-old man with stubble on his face lives with a 29-year-old woman who has stubble on her face and gold teeth. The man said the woman tried to burn him with a cigarette after an argument. He also said the woman slapped him several times. The woman said the man grabbed her pictures and was burning them. She said he pushed her repeatedly and threatened to burn her clothes. Both were charged with fighting and taken to jail.

All items in the Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports and are public record.



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