The Blotter September 04 2003

A police report was titled "mysterious biological creature found." A 33-year-old woman called police and said she saw what she thought could be a human fetus lying on the sidewalk outside a clinic on Bankhead Highway. An officer "inspected the thing and could not determine what it was. I contacted the Medical Examiner's Office. [An investigator] arrived on the scene and determined the thing was possibly some type of unborn animal, but would take it to his lab for medical doctors to determine. [The investigator] put the creature into a rubber bag and left the scene."

A 32-year-old woman said a man known as Mr. Sonnie sells cigarettes, beer and candy from his apartment. She went to his apartment on Jonesboro Road at 11 a.m. to buy cigarettes. The 32-year-old asked the lady of the house what time they opened for business. The lady cursed her out. So the 32-year-old went to a neighbor's apartment. Mr. Sonnie came to the apartment and asked her what she had said to the lady. The 32-year-old told him. Then, Mr. Sonnie slapped her across the face and threatened to shoot her.

At 10:30 a.m., a woman parked her red Mercury Sable outside a nail salon on Cascade Avenue. One hour later, she returned to the car and discovered that someone had smashed the front window. The only item missing: a pack of cigarettes.

During one shift, a police officer was sent three times to an address on Home Avenue to deal with a domestic dispute. On the third trip, a 55-year-old man said his live-in girlfriend had threatened him and was now in the rear of the house. The officer approached the woman, who was drunk, and arrested her. Her threats included: "I am going to cut your balls off. The hired killers from Texas are going to come get you. You will be dead in five days."

At a shopping center on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, a woman approached a man and offered to give him sex for money. He declined. Then the woman asked for a loan of $12. The man said he couldn't give that much, but he would give her some change. The woman convinced the man — who is mentally challenged — to give her a $20 bill, and she would go get the change. The woman never returned with the change, leaving the man waiting at the shopping center. The woman was described as overweight with a Southern accent.

An officer was patrolling Stokes Avenue when a 47-year-old man ran from his front porch into the street and toward the patrol car. While running, the man shouted, "Here I go, motherfucker." He was jailed for disorderly conduct.

On Lakewood Avenue, an officer saw a heavyset woman standing in the middle of the street throwing bottles and cursing at people. The officer asked if she had any ID. No, she said. The officer asked why she was throwing bottles and cursing. People were messing with her, she said. The officer wrote, "I then stated it looks like you're messing with them." The woman, age 25, went to jail.

A 47-year-old woman said she stayed out all night and returned to her apartment on Sylvan Road early the next morning. She said her live-in boyfriend told her to leave because she had been out all night. So she went to a pay phone, where her current boyfriend caught her hugging an ex-boyfriend. She said the current boyfriend slapped her to the ground. She said she got a ride to a location on Springdale Road, and the current boyfriend followed her and threatened to kill everybody. The current boyfriend told police that his girlfriend is on crack and making up stories.

A 49-year-old man went to a parking lot on Boulevard to look for a heroin dealer. He found the heroin dealer, who was hanging out with three guys. According to the 49-year-old, when he pulled out his wallet, the heroin dealer snatched it and drove away in a white car. The 49-year-old said he got upset, had a seizure and went to Piedmont Hospital for treatment. Later, he told police that his wallet contained $500 cash. He gave police the heroin dealer's cell phone number.

The owner of a beauty salon on Bankhead Highway said someone busted through the sidewall of the store to steal three pairs of hair clippers and 30 large black garbage bags. Nothing else reported missing.

A 45-year-old woman said she was treated by a dentist on Peachtree Street and he made a mistake that resulted in her being in pain. She said she didn't want to be treated any more, and she wanted to take her records with her. The office manager said she was instructed by the dentist not to release the records. The dentist told the 45-year-old woman that she needed to go through a procedure to request the records, which would take a few days. The 45-year-old woman said her complaint is based on the fact that she ended up getting a root canal that she didn't request and she doesn't remember even being X-rayed by the dentist.

A 52-year-old man with missing teeth walked into a fire station. He had three stab wounds on his chest and a cut on his left arm. The man said he and his friend were drinking and smoking marijuana most of the day at an apartment on Dorothy Street. They got into an argument over a comment the 52-year-old made about the friend's girlfriend. So the friend jumped on him and stabbed him with a box cutter. The 52-year-old said he wasn't mad at the friend and didn't want to press charges. He was taken to Grady Hospital.

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

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