A 40-year-old man said he let "BJ" borrow his red Chevy Corsica around 6 p.m. BJ never returned with the car. So the man called police. The man described BJ as a distant relative and friend of the family, yet no one knew BJ's real name. BJ is described as a 27-year-old man with gold teeth and a partial beard.
Two officers were working undercover at Peachtree Center. A middle-aged man wearing a brown suit, dress shoes and a black trenchcoat, approached them. The man said he was a preacher, and he had run out of gas in his Lincoln Town Car. He needed money to buy gas so he could go back to Austell. Then the man showed the officers an ATM where they could get money for him. The officers called for backup, who arrested the "preacher." During questioning, the man admitted that he didn't need any gas, since he didn't have a Lincoln Town Car -- he was just trying to get his rent money. The man was arrested for begging and disorderly conduct.
A 28-year-old woman said a homeless man threatened her at McDonald's by saying, "Give me your food or I will kill you." Later, the woman saw the homeless man near her home on Lakeshore Drive. "I told you I was going to get you," the homeless man said. The woman called police, and the homeless man received a criminal trespass warning. The next day, the homeless man returned to her home on Lakeshore Drive. He sat by her door and yelled at her. This time, the homeless man went to jail.
An officer was working at the city jail on Peachtree Street. The officer saw two men having sex with each other in a cell. "[One man] had his pants down at his feet," wrote the officer. The two men -- who were already in jail -- were arrested for indecency and sodomy.
A 39-year-old woman said her ex-boyfriend stole her purse off the front porch of her home on Fox Street. Another man was on the porch at the time, and he saw the ex-boyfriend snatch the purse and say, "I'll bet she talks to me now." The woman and the ex-boyfriend haven't lived together for three months. She said she has a restraining order against the ex-boyfriend, but the paperwork for the order was in the purse when it was stolen.
A 34-year-old man left a party, called a prostitute nicknamed "Sunshine," and said he wanted to get a room. A room will cost more money, Sunshine said. She told him to pick her up near Smith Street. When he picked her up, he noticed she was wearing a light-purple glitter bikini. Then, a car that looked like a yellow cab with a white light on top, pulled up. A man known as "Pooh" got out, along with two other men. I need more money, Pooh said. The man said he only had $60. Then the man said he just wanted to go home, and Pooh could take his girl with him. "That is not my girl, that is my ho," Pooh said. "I am her pimp, and this is about business." The man told Sunshine to get out of his car. She refused and pulled the keys out of the ignition. Then Pooh punched the man in the face. The man reached for his wallet, and Pooh reached for his gun. The man said he was struck in the forehead with a .308 round, which came through the windshield. The man grabbed his gun from the glovebox and fired two rounds at Pooh. The man took another bullet in the arm. At this point, Pooh and the other men fled. The man drove himself to South Fulton Hospital, where a doctor said he was in stable condition.
In a parking lot on Metropolitan Parkway, an officer saw a man get out of a car while drinking a beer. The officer asked the man for ID. Then the officer ran a computer check on the car, which turned out to be stolen out of DeKalb County. The officer called the owner, who wasn't home. The man became hostile and said, "Fuck it, just take me to jail." Then the man said he didn't know why he was getting locked up and not the guy who sold him the car for crack.
In Buckhead at 2:25 a.m., an officer saw a bald man dressed in tan pants, tan boots and a tan shirt leave a nightclub. The Man in Tan grabbed female patrons by the arm as they walked by. The officer warned the Man in Tan about his inappropriate behavior and told him to get out of the street. "You're just a city of Atlanta officer," the Man in Tan said. Again, the officer told him to get out of the road and move onto a sidewalk. "I ain't gotta get on no fuckin' sidewalk," said the Man in Tan. "I make more in a month than you make in a year, bitch." Then the officer radioed for backup. The Man in Tan struggled during arrest, but he was charged with impeding traffic, obstruction and disorderly conduct while under the influence.
All items in The Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports and are public record.
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