The Blotter: People steal weird stuff

Outside an Atlanta elementary school, a 21-year-old woman said someone broke into her car and stole her duffle bag, which contained her "blue sparkle pageant heels." Her pageant high heels are worth $100.

Other recently stolen items:

At Atlantic Station, a man and woman walked into a grocery store and allegedly tried to steal $1,100 worth of nail polish. The suspects put the fingernail polish in a brown paper bag. "They then purchased two cakes," a cop noted. "[O]ne of the suspects gave the cashier one of the cakes. The other cake was on top of the brown bag." The female told the cashier her first name and instructions for decorating the cake. She requested an employee send her a picture message of the cake before they picked them up and gave the cashier her phone number. Apparently, the man and woman left with the stolen nail polish. Police had their phone number to track them down.

In South Atlanta, a 31-year-old woman said her home was burglarized. "The point of entry appeared to be a side window of the home ... The front door dead bolt had been disassembled and removed." Her home was ransacked. Missing items include: two televisions, an Xbox 360, a home music system, and the woman's sex toys.

Lit up and pissed

A drunk 26-year-old man from North Carolina recently had an alleged meltdown at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. First, he missed his flight. Second, he drank some more. Third, he was banned from flying with that particular airline. The man cursed at the airline manager, calling him a "bitch ass" and a "motherfucker" repeatedly — and tried to entice the manager into a fight. Police asked the man to knock it off.

A cop walked the unruly man to the jetway, where the man "voiced some issues with himself and the frustrations he'd been having with travel." Minutes later, the man allegedly started kicking and yelling racial slurs. The man claimed he was just talking loud on his phone to his cousin "explaining what just happened and that he was loud and it was his freedom of speech," a cop noted. The man went to jail on a drunk and disorderly charge.

Lit up and pissed, part 2

In Reynoldstown, a 29-year-old woman went to the grocery store. When she returned, she was convinced someone had been inside her apartment. The woman said every time she leaves, she "sticks a folded piece of paper between the door jamb and the closed door" and this time, the small piece of paper was on the floor. The woman said the culprits entered her bathroom, relieved themselves, and left the light on. She wants a police report so she can get a new lock for her apartment's front door from the leasing office.

How to get fired

At a local job site, a man wearing a blue jumpsuit with neon stripes on the side stormed into work and began making threats. He "stated he wanted justice of someone's job for what they have done to him." The man said he wanted answers because someone there was alledgedly having an affair with his wife. "At one point, [the man] put his hands behind his back to [simulate] as if he had a weapon." Cops swarmed the job site. "We were greeted by [the man] who stated he is very upset because his wife was caught cheating with another male who is currently working at the job site." The man did not have any real weapons on him. The cop advised the man to "have a discussion with his wife." The man is forever banned from the job site.

Wasted energy

In Peachtree Battle, a cop spotted a black car "facing toward me in my lane of traffic." The car's lights were on and its motor was off. The cop attempted to speak with the driver, a 44-year-old man.

"The vehicle was still in drive and the keys were in the ignition," the cop noted. "[The driver] appeared to be asleep. My knocking on the window and yelling through the closed window appeared to wake him up briefly, but he did not know where I was," the cop noted. "I made my way over to the driver window, which was lowered, and poked [the driver] in the arm and shined my flashlight in his face ... After a few moments, he acknowledged me but had a hard time talking. I was asking him what he was doing stopped in the wrong lane of traffic and he gave me various answers including his partial address, but none of them helped me understand how he got to where he was."

The cop asked the driver to step out of the car several times, "and he agreed but did not appear to know how," the cop noted. The cop searched the driver and found a small glass bottle of nail-polish remover in his pocket. The driver agreed to a blood test and blew more than three times the legal blood-alcohol limit. He slept the entire way to jail.

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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