ON CHAPELL ROAD, a woman said her live-in boyfriend got mad because she took the car and went to church. (She owns the car, a green Mazda.) When she returned from church, the boyfriend yelled and broke things. He broke the bed, her CDs -- and her 40 glass elephants. Then, he hopped in the woman's car and took off. Police didn't report the car stolen because the couple live together.
A WOMAN said her 70-year-old mother, a victim of Hurricane Katrina, is currently staying with her at her house on Wilma Drive. Her mother got upset because she couldn't find a receipt from Western Union. At 7:30 a.m., the mother left the house, carrying a yellow travel bag with blue cats on it. The mother said she was going to the food stamp office on Donald Hollowell Parkway. A day-and-a-half later, the mother still hadn't returned. The mother did get a MARTA card because she is afraid to travel in cars. The daughter said her mother has mental problems, but she couldn't say what kind.
AT A GROCERY STORE on Cascade Avenue, a 68-year-old man dressed up as a police officer was soliciting funds for Hurricane Katrina victims. The man was carrying a bucket of coins and bills, and he wore what looked like a complete police uniform, with a gun holster and handcuffs.
An actual Atlanta police officer arrived to investigate. The APD officer asked the impersonator for his credentials. The impersonator said he left his wallet in his sister's car, and she was at church at the moment. He pretended to call his sister to bring his credentials to the store. He said he had been collecting money for victims of Hurricane Katrina for two days, and that he was licensed by the state of Georgia to wear the police uniform and solicit funds for his charities. But he had no documentation to back up the claim. So he was arrested. The man also had several measuring spoons, which he allegedly shoplifted from the grocery store.
Police checked the man's car, which contained $1,149.45 in alleged Hurricane Katrina funds.
ON a recent SATURDAY, an officer was patrolling a special event at Underground Atlanta. Atlanta Falcon Michael Vick was "unveiling a new shoe on a stage," the officer wrote. The officer got several reports about an extremely drunk man spilling his beer all over the crowd. "He was, in fact, spilling his open container of beer on several people as he was dancing out of control." The officer asked the man to leave. The man, age 37, refused -- so he was arrested. He hails from Macon.
A MAN WAS FILMING A FEDERAL BUILDING at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Ralph McGill Boulevard. A police officer approached the man and asked him why he was filming a federal building. The man said he was filming for a group called Spectra Lux. The officer notified the federal police and spoke with special agents. The officer was told to confiscate the tape and turn it in to the police evidence room. The man was filming with a Sony video camera, which was not confiscated. The man, age 38, has freckles and lives in East Point.
A 26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN got a flat tire, so she pulled into a parking lot on Monroe Drive. Three men walked up and offered to help change the tire. The woman accepted, and let them put her spare tire on her car. When the woman got home, she realized her laptop computer was missing from the car trunk. She told police that the three men had access to the trunk when they removed the spare tire.
A WOMAN SAID her ex-boyfriend, who is on drugs, is harassing her. She said he has a gun and will shoot her. One day, he came to her house and put some shrubbery in the front seat of her car. Then, he called and said that he put the shrubbery in her car and that he will hurt her. Police searched the area but did not find the ex-boyfriend.
AN UNDERCOVER OFFICER was working at the intersection of Lakewood Avenue and Jonesboro Road. A redheaded woman hopped into his car. The woman offered to give the officer "head" for $2.49 -- the price of a chicken meal. She was arrested for solicitation.
A MAN IN A RED WIG flagged down an undercover officer on Metropolitan Parkway. The man wore high heels and a black skirt. The man offered "head" for $25 or intercourse for $50. He was jailed for solicitation.
A WOMAN SAID HER HUSBAND accused her of going to hotels and having sex with other men. She said they've been married for three months, and have known each other for years. She said because he has never remained faithful in any of his relationships, he assumes that she is cheating on him. She said he broke her artwork and broke the frame that contained her marriage license.
Also, she said he has a substance-abuse problem. She said her husband called her and threatened to send out nude photos of her with a past boyfriend if she didn't talk to him. She didn't speak to him, so he e-mailed the photos to her family and friends, his lawyer and other acquaintances. The woman said she is filing for divorce. Her husband has crosses tattooed on both arms.
All 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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