The Blotter July 03 2003

At an apartment complex on West Wieuca Road, a neighbor said a 64-year-old woman had been rolling around on the ground outside her apartment and pulling bushes. The neighbors also said the woman had a large kitchen knife and was speaking incoherently. The police officer knocked on the woman's door and identified himself. The woman opened the door and screamed at the top of her lungs. "After talking to the [woman], I came to the conclusion that she as having mental delusions and was also highly under the influence of alcohol," the officer wrote. "[The woman] was extremely dirty and was talking about cat people, saying something about that I was an evil worker of the state." Several attempts to get the woman to leave her apartment were unsuccessful. Finally, police removed her from her apartment. She was sedated and taken to the hospital.

At 8 o'clock at night, an officer got a call about a man in suspenders dancing and yelling in the street. The officer went to Rankin Street, and saw a 57-year-old man dancing in the traffic lanes. The man smelled strongly of alcohol. Also, the man had urinated on himself.

The officer ran a computer check on the man's name. Turns out, he is wanted in Fulton County for simple assault and obstructing police. So, the officer arrested the man, adding charges of "pedestrian under the influence" and "pedestrian darting out in traffic."

A man said he was walking along Peachtree Street, when a man in a white shirt approached him. The white-shirted man had one hand behind his back. The first man asked what he wanted. " I want your money," said the white-shirted man. The first man thought he was about to be robbed, so he punched the white-shirted man in the mouth and started running. Then, he saw a police officer.

As the first man explained the incident to police, the white-shirted man ran up, cursing. He punched the first man in the face. The officer had to stop the white-shirted man with his baton. @body:The white-shirted man explained the incident as follows: "Ya, I wanted some money ... that's what I'm about, but he didn't have to punch me." He also had an IV in his left arm. He said he was being treated for "sickle cell" but had left the hospital. He was charged with disorderly conduct and taken in for medical treatment.

A 30-year-old man was in the bucket portion of a BellSouth truck on Delowe Drive and Campbellton Road. The truck was turning left, when a Mercedes came around the curve and stopped. The 30-year-old said the driver, a 62-year-old bald man in a flowered shirt, stuck his head out of the sunroof and said, "If you don't get this shit out of the road, I will own BellSouth!" Then, the driver sat back down in the car, and drove straight at the BellSouth truck, smashing into its rear. The 30-year-old had to hold onto the safety bar to avoid being thrown from the truck.

Another man in the BellSouth truck said after the wreck, the driver got out of his Mercedes and punched the windshield, causing it to crack.

The driver complained of neck and back pain. He was strapped to a backboard, but became combative. He slid off the backboard and pinned a man against the ambulance wall. "If I wasn't strapped down, y'all motherfuckers would be dead!" he said.

Police searched his Mercedes and found a large machete under the driver's seat.

In Buckhead at 3:10 a.m, an officer was on Pharr Road. The car in front of him had the green-arrow light to turn,but a passenger, a 44-year-old bald Marietta man, had exited the car. Now, the bald man was leaning in and talking to the driver. So the officer honked his horn to alert the driver to the light change.

The bald Marietta man swung around and yelled, "Shut the fuck up!" The officer arrested him. He said he had no idea that the police were behind him. The bald Marietta man smelled of alcohol, and he insisted that his wife knew a Fulton County judge.

On Delowe Drive, a 26-year-old woman said someone took the screen off her back window and entered her home (the window was open). The only item reported missing: a brown journal with gold trim on the pages ($55).

An 81-year-old woman reported to police that someone threw mud all over the passenger side of her Oldsmobile Cutlass sedan. The sedan was parked in her driveway on Heritage Valley Road.

A 30-year-old man met a man known as "Crazy" at a restaurant on Upper Alabama Street. The 30-year-old has known as Crazy for at least four or five years. The 30-year-old had to go to the bathroom, and Crazy followed him. Then, Crazy grabbed him by the throat, pulled a knife and took his wallet. The 30-year-old tried to grab the knife, but was cut on the left hand. When the 30-year-old reported the incident to police, he turned in a silver ring that he said he pulled off of Crazy's hand.

A 26-year-old woman said earlier that day, she and her ex-boyfriend got into an argument. They argued about her ongoing affair with her child's father, and his affair with his child's mother. The argument escalated into a physical fight. After that, the ex-boyfriend left and she called the police. Later that day, she said, the ex-boyfriend returned to her apartment with a gun and threatened to shoot up the house and to shoot her child's father when he saw him.

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

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