A MAN CALLED A NIGHTCLUB on Fairburn Road and said his girlfriend had a bomb and was headed to the club. When the girlfriend arrived at the club, she was searched. The club was emptied of patrons and searched. No bomb was found. Police arrested the man, age 34, who admitted to calling and telling a waitress that his girlfriend was coming to the club with a bomb. He was charged with false public alarm. No further information.
AROUND MIDNIGHT, a middle-aged man was sitting on a bicycle at the intersection of Morris Street and Chattahoochee Avenue. A police officer spotted him and asked, "What are you up to?" The man said he was waiting for his girlfriend to get back from prostituting herself so they could go buy some alcohol. (Note: The man is unemployed.) The officer searched the man and found two razor blades and a knife on him. The man was arrested on weapons charges.
AN OFFICER saw a 26-year-old man on the porch of a house on Fox Street. (Undercover police were inside the house performing a search for drugs.) The officer circled the block, and saw the same 26-year-old walking on the street. The 26-year-old flagged down the officer and said he was robbed by the men at the house on Fox Street. The officer knew it wasn't true because the men on the porch were police officers. The officer took the 26-year-old back to the house on Fox Street, where he pointed at an undercover cop and said that the officer had robbed him of all his money. When the 26-year-old learned that he'd identified a police officer, his story changed. Now, he hadn't been robbed. The 26-year-old was arrested for false report of a crime.
ON FORREST AVENUE, a 19-year-old man went outside to check on his dog. He saw the dog was at a neighbor's house across the street. (The neighbor is a middle-aged handyman.) The 19-year-old walked down his neighbor's driveway and called his dog. His dog ran over and they started back to his house. "Why do you have to take her?" the neighbor said. "She is fine." Suddenly, the neighbor charged the 19-year-old from behind and tackled him. The 19-year-old responded by hitting his neighbor with the egg biscuit that he was eating at the time. A fight broke out, during which someone was kneed, and someone's head was banged on the pavement. (The report was unclear about who did what.) Another neighbor broke up the fracas. As the first neighbor went back to his house, he called the 19-year-old "white trash," adding that, "You don't feed and water your dog."
ON HOLLYWOOD ROAD, a woman let her younger brother, age 19, spend the night at her apartment. The next morning, she was about to take a sip from a soda can when her brother got upset. He pulled out a gun, waved it in her face and said, "Bitch, what you think I'll do?" She tried to call 911, but her brother pulled the plug out of the phone. The brother left before police arrived. The woman said her brother is known as "Man-Man" and has both his ears pierced with diamond studs. She wants to prosecute.
ONE MONDAY MORNING, a man showed up for work at his office on Fairmont Avenue. Somone had broken in by taking a railroad spike and tying it to an old-time clock wire and breaking out a glass pane in the rear office. The following items were stolen: eight cans of Black Rock Chili, some candy, and one drill. The man added that he found a metal button with the words "King Star" on it. The button does not belong to him.
IN BUCKHEAD AROUND 1:30 A.M., a man said a woman with long blond hair reached into his car and snatched his black Miami Heat ballcap (limited edition). He'd never met the woman before. A police officer offered to let the man go inside a nearby club and look for the woman, but the man declined because he didn't want to pay a cover charge.
ON PRYOR ROAD, a police officer was flagged down by the owner of a beauty supply store. She said a man with a full beard walked into her store and stole about $75 worth of scented body oils. (The man is in his 50s, with gray hair, she said.) The theft was captured on videotape. The man left the scene on foot with the body oils. He wasn't caught at the time of report.
OUTSIDE A HOTEL ON PIEDMONT AVENUE, an employee heard a loud crash in the parking lot. He looked over and saw a man running away from a Chevy SUV. The man jumped into a white Jeep and drove away. Turns out, the man had broken into the SUV and stolen 16 orange candles, two scented candles, some curtain tie-backs, and a cell phone.
AN ALABAMA MAN parked his white Ford pickup truck behind a hotel on Capitol Avenue. The next morning, he went to the truck and realized someone had broken into it. The thief looked through all his tools and poured antifreeze on everything else. Missing items included a union contract, classroom materials, and grip bags.
A DECATUR WOMAN was in a car accident. Medics arrived and prepared to take her to Atlanta Medical Center. Her boyfriend asked the medics to retrieve her purse from the car. (The woman said she had $600 worth of Girl Scout cookie money in her purse.) The medics got her purse. When the Decatur woman got to the hospital, she asked her mother to check and see if her purse still had the envelope containing $600 in Girl Scout cookie money. The envelope was gone. The Decatur woman doesn't know who took the money, but said the paramedic was the only one she thinks could have taken it.
Items in The Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports. The Blotter Diva compiles them and puts them into her own words.
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