The Blotter May 16 2001

A male employee at a business on Tift Street noticed that the bathroom window was broken out. Further investigation revealed that a few cans of cat food were missing.

A 36-year-old shirtless man was in front of a Hollywood-themed restaurant on Peachtree Street "doing Kung Fu and martial arts exercises. He was simulating being in a fight," an officer reported. "A group of school children were lined up to enter [the restaurant] for lunch. I observed him walk up and attempt to kick and punch the children's face and head area. As I approached, he did a few kicks and martial arts in [the] officer's direction, causing everyone to fear for their safety."

The man was arrested for disorderly conduct.

A 43-year-old man on Phillips Drive said he suffered a seizure on Friday night and his friends forgot to close his window. On Saturday morning, he found a 50-year-old bald man asleep in his bathtub. The 43-year-old kicked the bald man out of the house, but later realized that his pistol was missing from a drawer. He said the bald man is a family friend, but he believes the bald man stole the pistol.

At an apartment on Hilliard Street, a 17-year-old man said a 20-year-old man pushed him to the ground and kicked him in the face because he refused to give the 20-year-old some of his pizza.

The 20-year-old admitted to the scuffle over pizza. He was charged with simple battery.

A 27-year-old man said he had female company late in the evening at his apartment on Peachtree Road. The woman left at approximately 3 a.m.

When the man woke up, he discovered that his Compaq Presario laptop computer and $30 cash were missing. He couldn't tell police the woman's name or describe her well.

An officer received a call from an apartment on Magnolia Street. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a 56-year-old man, who said his son, age 20, became upset after he asked the son to get off the telephone. The son then took a glass bowl full of cereal and struck the father on the head with it. The son fled when the father called police. No medical attention was required for the cereal injury.

A 25-year-old woman on Plainville Drive called police and said her boyfriend, 23, was upset with her because she would not do what he wanted her to do. According to an officer's report, "She stated that he wanted her to leave a BBQ party when he wanted her to. She stated that he then grabbed her and started trying to pull off her clothes to keep her from going to work."

The boyfriend fled before police arrived.

A 26-year-old woman parked her '92 Ford Taurus on the street outside her apartment on Lanier Place.

When she returned to her car, she discovered that someone had written in red permanent marker, "Do Not Block Sidewalk" on the sides of her car. Also, two tires were slashed, and the windshield was cracked.

At a Laundromat on Boulevard a 73-year-old man was doing his laundry when a man in blue pants approached him. The suspect said, "I've been robbed and you look like the person who robbed me."

The suspect pulled a knife from his front pocket and told the 73-year-old to give up his money. The 73-year-old refused, so the suspect fled in a Mercury Sable. But as he was fleeing the scene, the suspect was involved in a hit-and-run accident.

At a Laundromat on Fairburn Road, a 36-year-old man approached an off-duty officer and accused him of taking his MARTA card. The man threatened to harm the officer if he did not produce the MARTA card.

The man was arrested for disorderly conduct.

The Blotter is taken entirely from Atlanta police reports.??

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