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The Blotter January 23 2002

Police at Hartsfield Airport, saw an Alabama man who “was making strange sounds, pointing to the air and saying that he was Jesus Christ,” wrote the reporting officer. “He says that he has been dead for 31 days and that the globe was closing in. He started using profanity and using threats of hurting others. [He] was walking strange. He said that he had a bowel movement in his clothing [pants].” The two officers tried to restrain the man who thought he was Jesus, but he fought back. During the struggle, the man got a bruise on his face. The second officer “sustained an injury to his left thumb cuticle.”

The man was taken to Grady Hospital psychiatric ward. His car, a Chevy S-10, was impounded.

A 40-year-old man said his car, a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, was parked inside a fenced lot near his residence, a warehouse space on Murphy Avenue. The 40-year-old left town for three days. When he returned, the car was vandalized. He said someone used soap to write profanities such as “asshole and “fuck nut” on his car, and the hood was dented. The 40-year-old suspects his roommate, a 24-year-old man with cornrows, is responsible. He suspects his roommate for two reasons: The roommate is unhappy about some electrical problems at the residence, and the roommate is the only person he knows who has ever used the expression “fuck nut.”

A 38-year-old woman said her Ford Explorer was vandalized while it was parked outside her home on Elysian Way. Someone keyed her car and egged it. An empty egg carton and a pack of condoms were found near the car, and some condoms were opened and put on her windshield wipers.

A 46-year-old man said he was assaulted by two male acquaintances at a Baptist church on Euclid Avenue. The 46-year-old said he was out drinking a few beers, and then returned to the church, where he has slept for the past three weeks. He said he was protecting the church when he told the two men to clean up their beer cans. The two men got upset and hit in him in the face. One suspect, a man known as “Mumbles,” has a broken foot and walks on crutches, which also were used to beat the 46-year-old. Mumbles and the other man fled before police arrived.

The manager of an office supply store on Peachtree Road said a very drunk 41-year-old man walked into the store with his pants halfway down. The man, who had long curly hair, sat down in a display chair and refused to leave. He was dressed in denim pants and a denim shirt. He was arrested for trespassing.

A grounds maintenance man at an apartment complex on Continental Colony Parkway told an elderly woman that she couldn’t put her satellite dish on top of the roof. She did it anyway. The maintenance man got approval from a manager to take down the woman’s satellite dish. After he took down the dish, the elderly woman said, “We’ll see about yo’ ass on Monday,” and “Monday, I’m gonna getcha.”

The maintenance man called police, saying he was threatened and afraid. Previously, he saw shell-cases in front of the elderly woman’s door. He said he doesn’t know what she is capable of; she can hire someone to shoot him.

An officer met with a man who witnessed a fight on Moreland Avenue. The man saw a 33-year-old man urinate on a Stone Mountain man in his 50s. As a result, the Stone Mountain man struck the 33-year-old’s head with an iron wrench and fled. The officer spoke with the 33-year-old, who didn’t want to pursue the matter, but did want to file a report.

A 34-year-old man said he was stabbed with a syringe about a week before he called police. He was at a gas station on Spring Street when a male acquaintance said that he never liked him and then twice stuck him with a syringe in the left leg. The 34-year-old has experienced vomiting, nausea and shakiness for several days, and has a rash where he was stabbed. He was taken to Grady Hospital.

An officer responded to a call about a car on fire on Bankhead Highway. A 76-year-old woman said she just had her car looked at by some bootleg mechanics and now it was on fire. The fire department extinguished the fire, and no one was hurt.

On Shady Dale Avenue, an officer was flagged down by a 39-year-old man in a black leather coat. The man said he was carjacked and held in the trunk of the car for four days. He took the officer to the car, a Chevy Corsica, on Plaza Lane. The car wasn’t reported stolen and didn’t have license plates. A computer check revealed that the car was registered to a woman. The man said the car belonged to his girlfriend’s daughter, and he was working on the car when a man with a gun forced him to get in the trunk.

Another computer check revealed that the 39-year-old was wanted in East Point for probation violation. He was arrested and taken to East Point. The 39-year-old told police he had urinated and defecated in the car trunk, but the officer “found no evidence or detected an odor of bodily fluids in the vehicle.” The officer spoke with the 39-year-old’s mother and girlfriend. Both said it wasn’t unusual for him to go off for a few days and then show up and that’s why they didn’t report him missing.??

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