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The Blotter July 31 2002

A 46-year-old man from Westlake, Ohio, said he accepted a ride from an unknown woman with strawberry blond hair, a pierced tongue and tattoos on her back and legs. She came to his hotel room on Courtland Street for coffee, he said. She prepared the coffee. After the man drank it, he fell asleep until 3 p.m. the next day. When he woke up, he noticed that the woman was gone, along with his Rolex watch, a $100 bill and $50 in traveler’s checks. The man said he felt like he was drugged. He didn’t know the woman’s first or last name.

Police were sent to a home on Avalon Place, where a married couple was fighting. The wife, age 35, was furious with her husband because she found pornographic tapes in his closet. The husband admitted he had watched the porn movies. The couple said they have gone to counseling for several marital issues. The wife took the porn tapes and the kids and left the house. No arrests were made.

At a nightclub on Roswell Road, a 19-year-old woman told police that another employee was performing masturbation on a man in another room. Via a surveillance camera, the officer and two employees watched as a 29-year-old woman with acne and long blond hair performed oral sex and masturbation on a 42-year-old Marietta man. The 19-year-old said that earlier she saw the man give cash to the woman. A few minutes later, the 29-year-old walked out of the room. The officer said she was caught on tape performing sex acts for money. The officer asked her how much money she received. She said she got $440. The woman was fired and arrested for prostitution. ?The Marietta man tried to leave. An officer found the man in a room and watched as the man repeatedly “grabbed for something from the ceiling and placed his hands inside his shorts,” the officer wrote. The Marietta man fought the officer and was subdued with a police baton. During this scuffle, the 29-year-old prostitute escaped from the nightclub. The Marietta man was arrested. Police didn’t find anything in his shorts.

At a gas station on Campbellton Road, a man met three women. He got into their red car. One woman said he could pay to have sex with one or all of them. The man agreed. The woman started driving. The man thought they were going to the women’s apartment, but the car stopped in a parking lot. The women wanted to have sex there. The man didn’t want to do it in the parking lot because he feared the police might see them. One woman repeatedly hit the man in the side and demanded that he pay them. He believed the woman had a gun under her dress. So he got $200 from an ATM and paid the women. They let him out of the car and left. He said one woman was named Booboo.

A 54-year-old woman said she owns a residence on Derry Avenue and was making home repairs that are required by Section 8. The tenant, a stocky woman, told the landlord to leave and she couldn’t work on the home today. The landlord said she tried to reason with the tenant, but the tenant chased her out of the house and called her obscene names, including “red bitches.” The landlord said the woman is a Grady patient on medication and known to be violent.

Someone called police and said a man was climbing on the balcony of an apartment on Pine Street. An officer arrived and saw a 22-year-old man knocking on the front door of the apartment. The 22-year-old said his girlfriend lived there. Both the 22-year-old and the officer knocked on the door, but no one answered. The 22-year-old denied climbing on the balcony. A maintenance man opened the apartment door, to ensure that the girlfriend was OK. ?The girlfriend was asleep in bed. She said she didn’t answer the door because she was sick and had a hangover.

A 39-year-old man was digging in the trash can on a sidewalk outside an office building on Ponce de Leon Avenue. He found a package in the trash can. At first, he thought it was a car stereo. Then, he realized it was not a car stereo and that it looked like a bomb. He gave the package to a security guard. A police officer arrived. The officer noted that the package was “a black plastic oil container with wires on the side, a metal box on the bottom and what looked like a possible alarm clock attached to the side.” The package was wrapped in cellophane. The SWAT team was called to the scene. They determined that it was a “hoax package” and removed it.

An an apartment on Macon Drive, a 24-year-old woman said her husband came home drunk and fell asleep. She said she went into his pockets to get money for baby formula, but found a hotel key and a condom. She said she tried to wake her husband by slapping him in the face. He woke up and punched her in the face three times. An officer arrived. The wife said she threw away her husband’s gun. She found it and showed it to the officer. The officer ran a check and ensured that the gun was not stolen. The wife was charged with simple assault, the husband with simple battery. They separated for the night.

All items in The Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports and are public record.

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