"E" AIN'T SO EASY: At an apartment complex on Dixie Hills Circle, a woman apparently had a run-in with a man called "E." According to the officer's written report, the woman said he "wanted to conversate [sic] with her about a plant ... which she told him she had no interest in." The woman said "E" got upset, picked up a beer bottle and struck her mouth. She had minor injuries but refused medical treatment. "E" reportedly wore denim shorts, a blue hat and a white T-shirt. And he lives two apartments away from the woman.
PAIN IN THE ASS: A police officer shot himself in the buttock outside Greenbriar Mall. A sergeant said they were at the location for driving training. The wounded officer said they were standing in a circle in the parking lot, and his gun was tucked in his waistband, and he was pulling his shirt out of his pants when his weapon went off. "He stated he thought it was a firecracker, looked back and noticed that one bullet had grazed his right buttock area," the reporting officer wrote. "[He] stated he didn't have his weapon in a holster." An ambulance took the 27-year-old officer to Grady Memorial Hospital.
GERM WARFARE: A couple got into a spat at the Krispy Kreme on Ponce de Leon Avenue. The man said he had recently discovered via e-mail that his girlfriend was cheating on him. "He also discovered that he had contracted an STD from the female, which is his live-in girlfriend for eight years," the officer wrote. The girlfriend said she had asked her boyfriend to leave her alone, but he showed up at her job and demanded to talk to her. She said he went behind a store counter but never became violent. The man said he just wanted answers from his girlfriend about why she did what she did. They both agreed to separate and leave Krispy Kreme. No charges filed.
RUG-BURNED: A manager said a man rented two carpet-cleaning machines from a Kroger on Howell Mill Road in July and he still hasn't returned them. The manager said Kroger's surveillance video shows the same man went to another Kroger two hours later, and rented two more carpet cleaners and those machines are still missing. The manager said he tried to call the man using phone numbers listed on his rental agreement -- but the phone numbers are false. The manager said the man listed his business address on Piedmont Road, so they checked out the address. Turns out, it's a strip club. (The Blotter Diva wonders: Just what sort of mess might require four carpet cleaners?)
STUPID MOVE OF THE WEEK: A man said he wired $150 to an "unknown Internet person for tickets to a wrestling match. The tickets never arrived. He is reporting theft." He said he wired the money from a Wal-Mart on Howell Mill Road.
WATER WARS: Three relatives got into a brawl at an apartment on New Town Circle. A 35-year-old man said his nephews got into a physical fight, after arguing about a bottle of water. He said his nephews hit him for no reason so he was forced to defend himself. The uncle had cuts on his right eye and hand. While speaking to police, the uncle "began raving about demons and showing a lot of aggression," an officer wrote.
Both nephews said their uncle got outraged over a water bottle that had been placed in the freezer. The 22-year-old nephew said his uncle punched his head and bit him. He had bite marks on his face and shoulders, police noted. The 18-year-old nephew said his uncle hit him while he was trying to protect his older brother. He had a cut on his right hand. According to the police report, "officers were unable to determine the aggressor of the offense" and the uncle and nephews have lived together in the apartment for the last year, so police arrested all three of them.
FELINE FRACAS: A 33-year-old man said a wild cat ran into his apartment on Continental Colony Parkway. He said he tried to shoo the cat out of his apartment, but the wild cat bit his right hand. He was treated at Grady Memorial Hospital.
FOOD BEFORE NOOKY: A 41-year-old woman allegedly propositioned an undercover officer on Bolton Road. "Accused told me she liked my car," the officer wrote. "I told accused I liked her. Accused then asked me if I wanted some head [oral sex]. I told her I did. Accused told me she charged $20 cash. Accused told me she wanted a sandwich first, because she was hungry." But alas, no sandwich for her. The woman went to jail on a solicitation charge.
IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREEN: A man said two trees had been poisoned on Park Avenue West. "One tree has lost all its leaves and the other is balding, almost completely out of leaves," the officer wrote. A tree sample was sent to a chemical lab "and they advised that the tree had been poisoned with the chemical Garlon 4 Ultra/3A herbicide. This chemical kills trees, plants, weeds and any forest plants," the officer wrote. The man said he suspects an ice cream store owner, who had wanted the trees removed because they were blocking the view of his store and affecting his business.
Items in the Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports. The Blotter Diva compiles them and puts them into her own words. Want more? Listen to the Blotter Diva on 92.9's (Dave FM) "The Zakk Tyler Morning Show" every Tuesday between 6:30-7 a.m.
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