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Police Blotter

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Here's the latest from Atlanta's finest:

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Thursday November 5, 2015 04:00 am EST

A 68-year-old man acted wacky at a Waffle House near Buckhead. Several employees said the man repeatedly walked behind the counter and took whatever food he wanted. "When he was confronted, he started yelling and cursing," a cop noted. "He was yelling that he owns Waffle House and he has the right to do whatever he wants."

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During his scattered performance, the man declared, "I'm going to...

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Thursday October 29, 2015 04:00 am EDT

In East Point, a 24-year-old man told police about his strange encounter with a guy in a white hockey mask. The 24-year-old man sad he got off work and started walking home from a MARTA station. After walking for about 30 minutes, the man heard a woman talking to herself behind him. The man said he glanced over to his right, spotted the woman, and wondered why she was talking to herself.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 04:00 am EDT
A cop spotted a woman "seated in a flower bed" outside an apartment complex in Midtown. The 58-year-old woman was clutching a purple purse and wearing a hospital armband. The officer said he "asked her kindly to get out of the flower bed" and she refused. After asking her a second and third time, the woman stood up and began ranting, "You just want to slam me to the ground and take me to jail!"... | more...

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Thursday October 8, 2015 04:00 am EDT
In Ansley Park, cops responded to a dispute between a 36-year-old woman subletting a home to a couple with a 1-year-old son. The distraught parents said they came home one day and the 36-year-old landlord was alledgedly "running around the home naked." The parents claim the naked landlord snatched their 1-year-old son out of bed. By the time police arrived, the naked landlord had disappeared.... | more...

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Thursday October 1, 2015 04:00 am EDT
A woman said someone broke into her home on the Westside — but didn't steal anything. "I noted the damage looked like someone had taken a sharp-pointed object and jammed it into the door, just above the lock," an officer noted. A neighbor said she witnessed the suspect breaking into the door. According to the female neighbor, the suspect is a man in his 40s and with a big belly. "She said his... | more...

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Thursday September 24, 2015 04:00 am EDT
During Dragon Con, a 25-year-old woman reported a disturbing experience to police. She said she was attending an event at a convention center on Peachtree Street when she went missing for two or three hours, roughly between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. "When asked to explain further, she stated she was suffering from sleep depravation because she was up for 22 to 23 hours," a cop noted. "I asked her if... | more...

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Thursday September 10, 2015 04:00 am EDT

In Edgewood neighborhood, a 40-year-old woman said she put her gold Jesus and other expensive jewelry on her kitchen counter, near the door, right before she took her medicine and went to bed. When she woke up, she said her front door was damaged and her precious gold Jesus was gone, along with her 10-karat gold diamond necklace, and two diamond rings.

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Police were a bit suspicious of her...

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Thursday September 3, 2015 04:00 am EDT
A cop patrolling a Sweet Auburn park saw two men smoking at public picnic tables inside a pavilion. The cop approached the smoking men and overheard other people inside the pavilion warning a woman to throw away her liquor bottle before the cop arrived. "She waved them off and refused to listen as I approached," the cop noted. "Once at the pavilion, I observed the female ... had an open 50ml... | more...

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Thursday August 27, 2015 04:00 am EDT
A 32-year-old bearded man had a wild ride through Buckhead – and his bar habit may have helped lead to his capture. It all began on Peachtree Road near "Jesus Junction" (a nickname for the three-way intersection anchored by three of Atlanta's largest churches, including a Catholic church, a Baptist church, and an Episcopalian church). A cop tried to pull over the man's red Ford SUV. The alleged... | more...

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Thursday August 20, 2015 04:00 am EDT

A mother-son chat recently went awry inside the mother's home. The mother said her son went berserk when she mentioned one of his ex-girlfriends. "She stated that her son began to say that he hated everyone and everything," a cop noted in the police report. The son alledgedly grabbed his mother, leaving a small cut on her right hand.

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The startled mom called police — against her son's...

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Thursday August 13, 2015 04:00 am EDT
A man who drives a horse-drawn carriage around Downtown had trouble with a recent customer. The carriage driver said a man called and reserved a two-hour horse-and-carriage ride. Apparently, the man missed the first hour of the ride, but showed up for the second hour and attempted to pay with a check for $430. The carriage driver explained that he doesn't accept checks. The man allegedly did... | more...

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Thursday August 6, 2015 04:00 am EDT
On the Westside, a cop reported a brawl between parents who were "throwing gasoline on each other." The 29-year-old mother said she did not need medical attention, but requested some water to wash her face. She said earlier she went to her child's father's home to discuss funds that she believes he owes her. While arguing on the front porch, the woman said she reached for the cup of liquor in... | more...

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Thursday July 23, 2015 04:00 am EDT

A 46-year-old man walked into a big-box superstore with an unusual mission: to steal a Twister game, two packs of ground beef, and one package of turkey. He allegedly swiped the items and walked out the door without paying. He didn't get very far, though. Security guards tackled him. The man went to jail for allegedly shoplifting $35.62 worth of meat and the board game.

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Washed up

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Thursday July 16, 2015 04:00 am EDT
From family squabbles to drunken nights on the town, this year's roundup of bizarre ATL crimes is one for the history books | more...

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Thursday July 9, 2015 04:00 am EDT
At an Atlantic Station condominium, a 35-year-old man said he was asleep when his girlfriend grabbed his hands and forced him to cuddle with her. The man asked his girlfriend to stop. "That's when she got on top of me and wouldn't get off," the man recalled. Eventually, the man squirmed out of his girlfriend's embrace and, according to the police report, that's when she grabbed his pants and... | more...

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Thursday July 2, 2015 04:00 am EDT
On the Westside, a 28-year-old bearded man took a break from his job at a Japanese fast-food restaurant on Howell Mill Road. According to witnesses, the bearded man walked to the parking lot and put a condom filled with urine on a black Mercedes belonging to a 26-year-old woman. Note: The bearded man did all this while wearing his fast-food uniform. After dropping off the condom, the bearded... | more...

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Thursday June 25, 2015 04:00 am EDT
In Ansley Park, a 55-year-old woman called police to report a moist problem. The woman found "unknown liquidy substances" all over her car — again. Her car repeatedly had been drenched with sticky stuff during the last six months. Each time the strange soaking happened while the woman's car was parked in her driveway. And each time the woman had to get her car professionally cleaned to remove... | more...

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Thursday June 11, 2015 04:00 am EDT
An officer was patrolling Moreland Avenue near Little Five Points when a red pickup truck that was "sitting at the red light for eastbound Freedom Parkway, and made a left turn onto northbound Moreland Avenue directly in my path," the cop noted. "I activated my blue lights and chirped my siren several times for the vehicle to pull to the right shoulder. Instead, the driver made a left turn onto... | more...

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Thursday June 4, 2015 04:00 am EDT
A man driving a pickup truck said he stopped and picked up a stranger in Lithia Springs with the intent of giving him a ride to Atlanta. The stranger had a large amount of cash, which he said came from an insurance claim. While driving toward the city, they stopped at a Waffle House and picked up another man who was described as being very well-dressed. The men began playing cards in the... | more...

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Thursday May 28, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Near Renaissance Park, a cop saw a guy in preppy clothing running full speed into a parking lot and then rush into a small hidden area. (Preppy Guy wore a green Ralph Lauren Polo shirt and white slacks.) "This area is commonly used to do drugs or conduct illegal acts," the cop noted. "After a brief moment or so, I drove over to the parking lot to locate the suspect — and got out of car, dressed... | more...

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Thursday May 21, 2015 04:00 am EDT

Near Atlantic Station, a 19-year-old man parked his Volkswagen Jetta and went inside to shop. About 10 minutes later, he returned to his car and noticed a problem: The driver's-side window was smashed and his black-and-orange backpack was missing from the passenger seat.

The 19-year-old said his missing backpack contained a MacBook Pro computer, an iPad Air, a digital camera, one pair of Prada...

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Thursday May 14, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Downtown, an undercover cop said he spotted a man drinking beer from a Starbucks cup. "As I watched, he finished the beer and discarded the plastic cup on the city sidewalk at the intersection of Walton Street and Peachtree," the cop noted. "I called a takedown unit and began to follow him. As I followed him, he ducked behind a pillar near the intersection of Forsyth and Walton streets and... | more...

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Thursday May 7, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Near Greenbriar Mall, a woman wearing a blue striped dress marched into a dentist's office and demanded a root canal. (The dentist had treated the woman before.) The dentist told her that he couldn't perform the root canal himself and recommended that she see a specialist. The woman, 45, was "unsatisfied with this and only wanted the pain to stop and demanded that her dentist perform the... | more...

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Thursday April 30, 2015 04:00 am EDT

Police received a call about a person armed with a knife at a house in South Atlanta. Upon arrival, a cop noted, "He told us that he was a federal agent and had very pronounced delusions about where he was."

Behavioral health workers believed the man had been off his medication for days. They wanted to take the man to Grady Memorial Hospital and urged the cops to help with "assistance in...

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Thursday April 23, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Dog poop recently sparked a Buckhead brawl. A 56-year-old man watched as a leashed dog left poop "droppings" in his yard. Outraged, the man rushed outside and got into an argument with the dog's owner, a 37-year-old man. The 56-year-old man said the dog owner approached him in an aggressive manner, so he took the dog owner to the ground to prevent a possible assault. A woman stepped between the... | more...