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Thursday, May 19, 2011

City Hall arrests intended to send message

Four low-level city employees took the perp-walk this morning after police showed up at City Hall to arrest them for theft.

We're still waiting on an APD press release, but what we understand so far is that city officials were recently alerted that a few city maintenance workers were suspected of having sold city-owned filing cabinets and other metal items to a local scrap dealer.

Note to aspiring criminal masterminds: Before you unload stolen goods, makes sure you remove the numbered stickers that read, "Property of the City of Atlanta."

Anyway, the workers were arrested after coming to work this morning. According to Reese McCranie, spokesman for Mayor Reed, the city could have simply fired the employees or issued a standard arrest warrant, but wanted to make a more definitive statement.

"The suspects were arrested on the job in front of their co-workers because this administration wanted to send the strong signal that stealing from the city will not be tolerated," McCranie says.

And, yes, the employees have been fired.

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