The Blotter June 19 2003

An operator at Hartsfield International Airport received several threatening calls. The caller sounded drunk and said he had 200 people and wanted to kill them. The caller said he worked for the CIA and the fire department. During the conversation, the operator was able to get the caller's phone number and address, which are in Copenhagen, Denmark. The caller is allegedly a 49-year-old man.

One Friday evening, a 30-year-old man was walking to a hotel on Ponce de Leon Avenue when a man offered him a drink. The 30-year-old accepted the drink and got in the man's car. The next thing the 30-year-old remembers is waking up in a parking lot on Northside Drive and realizing that his money was missing ($190). The 30-year-old told police that he now has something growing on his genitals. He cannot describe the man or the car, and he refused medical treatment.

A 42-year-old Lilburn man forgot his wedding anniversary and his wife got upset. The husband got into his F350 Ford pickup truck. The wife followed him from Lilburn to Atlanta. The husband drove to an off-ramp on I-75, near Pryor Road. The wife followed. Then, she turned around her Chevy Suburban SUV and rammed his car several times. Both cars sustained front-end damages. The wife was arrested and taken to jail.

A 21-year-old woman works at an office building on West Peachtree Street. She went to the bathroom and inadvertently left her cell phone on the bathroom counter. When she returned five minutes later, the cell phone was gone. The 21-year-old says the person who stole her cell phone is a woman who has asked to have phone sex with her.

A 77-year-old man parked his red Oldsmobile Bravada in the parking lot of his apartment complex on Howell Drive. Between noon and 2 p.m., he said, a woman cut one of his tires. The 77-year-old said the day before, another tire was cut. He suspects a woman who lives in the same apartment complex. She was upset because he wouldn't give her a ride.

An employee of a Midtown restaurant on Juniper Street left work at about midnight. When he returned the next day, the employee saw that someone had painted red dots on the wooden fence and side steel door. No suspects.

A 23-year-old man on East Belle Isle Road said in the early morning hours, he was entertaining a woman after having a night out on the town with friends. He said after he spent some quiet time with the woman, she left. The next morning, the man got a call from Bank of America, to verify use of his ATM card. Then, he realized his card was gone. The man told police that he didn't get the woman's name. Nothing further.

A 39-year-old Decatur man said someone might have stolen his Visa card while he was intoxicated at a grocery store on Piedmont Avenue. He said an unknown red-headed woman was rubbing and fondling him, and she possibly snatched the card.

An officer was on routine patrol on Custer Avenue when he saw a 45-year-old woman "on the sidewalk with her pants down around her ankles and a small puddle of fluid under her legs." The officer stopped the patrol car and approached the woman. "She immediately pulled her pants up and stated that she was only fixing the zipper on her pants." The officer handcuffed her right arm. But before he could handcuff her left arm, the woman sprayed the officer's face with pepper spray. The woman tried to run, but the officer had a firm grip on the handcuffs. She was arrested for public indecency, aggravated assault and obstructing police.

A 20-year-old Stone Mountain man was standing in line to get into a nightclub on Spring Street. The bouncer told him to move back. The 20-year-old asked why he had to move back. The bouncer got upset and grabbed him from behind. The bouncer grabbed his arm and pulled him to the ground. Then, the bouncer picked up the 20-year-old by the neck and carried him to the front of the line. The 20-year-old said he blacked out because he couldn't get any air. The 20-year-old woke up dirty and near a tree. One shoe was off. The police had arrived. When the 20-year-old got up and dusted himself off, the bouncer had fled.

A 31-year-old woman in Douglasville said the night before, her husband took their car and drove to Atlanta. She said her husband either traded the car for drugs, or drug dealers took the car from him. She said he often takes the car because he is a crack addict. She said the car is normally taken to the area of Maldo Drive and Revere Drive in northwest Atlanta. She said she usually finds the car abandoned or someone will give it back to her for some amount of money. However, this time, she cannot locate the car. It's a 2002 Daihatsu sedan.

An officer opened up the Vine City Police Precinct and disarmed the alarm. The officer looked around and could not find the 19-inch color TV. There were no signs of forced entry. The officer notified a supervisor.

A 44-year-old man said he has known a Smyrna man since childhood, but the Smyrna man has been harassing him for some time. Both men were visiting Caribou Coffee on Piedmont Road, and the Smyrna man spat in the 44-year-old's face. The 44-year-old drove from the coffeehouse to a police station to file a report.

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

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