Police responded to a suicide threat at an apartment on Northside Circle. The caller, a 47-year-old woman, was drunk. She said she didn't want to hurt herself, but she was fed up with George W. Bush and that he lied to her and she did not want to be here anymore. An officer asked, "Does that mean you want to hurt yourself?" The woman said police didn't need to know that. The woman also said she'd had 13 beers that day. Police took the woman to Grady Memorial Hospital's psychiatric floor.
On Rebel Forrest Drive, an 80-year-old woman called police and said a man was in her house, asking for sex and money. Police arrived, along with a sex crimes detective. The man in question is 36 years old. After talking to both the elderly woman and the man, police deduced: "The main thing was that [the 80-year-old woman] has been having sex with [the 36-year-old man]. In return, [the man] has been cutting the grass for [the woman]. [The woman] did not want to have sex and pay him for cutting the grass."
Police noted that, "Both [the 80-year-old woman] and [the 36-year-old man] are mentally slow." Police warned the man not to go to the 80-year-old's house without his mother, with whom he lives.
A 31-year-old man entered the security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and guards found five knives hidden in the man's laptop bag. The man said he uses the knives at his job with the Boy Scouts of America, and he didn't know the knives were inside his bag. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a disabled woman entered the security checkpoint. A guard found a pistol in her purse. The woman, age 49, said her "granny" or her daughter must have put the pistol in her purse. The woman wears large leg braces and is taking five kinds of medications. She was ticketed for carrying a concealed weapon.
At a grocery store on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, an officer saw a man leave the store wearing a jacket -- and it was 92 degrees outside. This same man had been warned about trespassing in the past. The officer followed the man to a nearby restaurant, where the man pulled out a family-pack of soap. "You know why I followed you," the officer said. "Yes, the soap," the man replied. The man said he stole the soap because people say he stinks.
On Moreland Avenue, a 44-year-old man said his girlfriend was being hostile. He came home from work and was sitting in his truck when she walked outside. She yelled profanities and inquired about the whereabouts of her bag. She banged on the truck window. He called 911. She went inside the house and grabbed a skillet filled with grease. She came back out and tried to pour grease on her boyfriend, but he rolled up the windows. So she went to his Chrysler Sebring and poured grease all over that car. Then, she banged the skillet on the truck. Police offered to let the girlfriend gather some belongings and leave the house, but she was too unstable and threatened to hurt herself. So they charged her with disorderly conduct and took her to jail.
An employee of a hotel on Piedmont Road called police and said a woman was sitting beside a truck. The woman wouldn't talk, and she refused to leave. An officer arrived and found the woman sitting on the sidewalk with her pants down. Pull up your pants, the officer requested. "I'm gonna wear my pants," the woman replied, pulling them up. She wouldn't say her name, only that she was waiting for someone. The officer took the woman -- who wore a purple tie-dye shirt -- to Grady Memorial Hospital's psychiatric ward.
A woman on Garson Drive said the movers stole her laptop, stereo speakers and her American flag. She didn't remember the name of the moving company, nor could she describe any of the movers. She said an acquaintance recommended the moving company, and later the acquaintance asked for $20 to find the laptop. Later, the acquaintance approached the woman at the Dumpster in the apartment complex and demanded money. Then, the acquaintance punched the woman in the mouth, breaking a tooth. The woman can't remember the acquaintance's name.
An officer was patrolling Simpson Road when he saw a man drinking a Colt 45 Malt Liquor behind a liquor store. The officer arrested him. "My rights have been violated, you framed me, I want my lawyer," the man said. The officer said the man would get his phone call at jail, and he could have a lawyer present for any questioning. "I want my lawyer now," the man said.
The officer continued to fill out the ticket. "If you are going to violate my rights, then take me out of the car and beat me. Come on, hit me, hit me," the man said. No one is going to beat you or hit you, the officer replied. The paddy wagon arrived, and the officer opened up the patrol car to let the man out. The man took one small step out of the car and fell headfirst to the ground. "It appeared as though he purposely fell," the officer wrote. An ambulance arrived and medics tried to treat the man for a small cut to the head. The man rolled away and said, "Don't let them kick me anymore." The man, who was tipsy, went to jail.
A 32-year-old woman on Gold Street got several phone calls from a man saying, "Did you tell your wife about the kids you killed?" and "I'm going to kill you." The woman said she had no idea what the calls were about.
All items in The Blotter are taken from actual police reports and are public record.
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