A 27-year-old Lithia Springs woman got on I-20 West and realized that she was being followed by a man in a pickup truck. She recognized the driver, who is angry with her because she is currently dating his girlfriend, she said. She got on I-285 South, then got off, then got back on I-285 North. The man kept following her and trying to run her off the road. At some point, he tossed a bottle at her car.
Eventually, she called police, who stopped both cars on I-285. An officer talked with the driver. "I was mad because she took my girl," he said. "It wouldn't be so bad if she wasn't a woman." He went to jail.
At a grocery store on Cascade Avenue, a security guard caught a guy with meat stuffed in his pants. The man had three packages of turkey bacon and three packages of Johnsonville Bratwurst stuffed inside his pants. The man, age 38, was charged with shoplifting.
A 61-year-old woman on Plainsville Circle called police to report an ongoing dispute with her neighbors. She said the dispute started four years ago, when a husband and wife moved in next door and planted some bushes on her property. She called the police, who recommended that she extend her fence. So she did. On Nov. 2, 2003, the wife started shooting into her yard, at her dogs. One bullet grazed her dog's back. On Feb. 22, 2004, the woman was pruning her bushes when the wife reached over the fence and tried to hit her with an aluminum bat. The husband had a gun, and both were threatening and cursing the woman, who fell over and injured her back. The woman said she's argued with the married couple many times, and she fears for her safety and feels they will try to kill her and make it appear to be an accident. Also, the woman said, the Fulton County Sheriff's Department recently served her with a notice to appear in court for hitting her neighbor with hedge cutters.
A health insurance company reported that an Atlanta man called its office and was angry about a referral he received to a neurology center. The man said the lack of professionalism he'd experienced at the neurology center was ridiculous and if he were a terrorist, he would take some type of action. The call was recorded.
A 30-year-old woman on Oakland Drive said a young couple was staying in her home. When the couple first arrived, the first thing they asked was if they could claim the 30-year-old woman's three children on their tax returns. No, the 30-year-old said. The next day, the 30-year-old realized that all three of her kids' Social Security cards were missing from her purse. Her own Social Security card had been stolen, too.
A 40-year-old woman said a man nicknamed "Blood" came to the door of her apartment on Verbana Street. She refused to let Blood inside, so Blood got upset and smashed the front and back windows of her apartment, the woman said.
Blood was wearing a tan hat and a tan-and-blue flannel shirt.
A 29-year-old woman said a woman known as "Punkin" came to the door of her apartment on James Jackson Parkway. She refused to let Punkin inside, so Punkin kicked the door in, the woman said, causing $200 worth of damage.
Punkin is described as a twentysomething woman with long, curly brown hair.
A 32-year-old man said his baby's mama came by his apartment on Garibaldi Street. He refused to let her in. A few minutes later, he heard his baby's mama arguing with his new girlfriend. According to the police report, "He went to defend her honor and the baby's mama cut him with scissors in three locations." The man refused an ambulance.
On Donelly Drive, a man said the neighborhood crack head came to his door and asked for a soda. The man said he didn't have a soda. The crack head got upset and threatened to come back and scratch up his car. The next day, the man's car was keyed and the word "BITCH" was scrawled on the trunk. The neighborhood crack head often knocks on doors in the apartment complex and asks people for something to drink, he said.
An employee of the Atlanta Parks Department was picking up trash in a park on William H. Borders Drive. He picked up a plastic bottle that looked as if it had wires and gray suds in it, and dropped the bottle into his trash bag. The bottle exploded. The man wasn't hurt, and he called 911 right away. Other Parks employees said they had picked up suspicious-looking bottles and put them in trash bags. Police, the Atlanta Fire Department and a SWAT team responded. According to the SWAT team, the concoction appeared to be a mixture of common household items that could be explosive when combined.
A total of four bottles were found and collected at the scene.
All items in the Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports and are public record.
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