The Blotter January 22 2004

A 32-year-old man on Monroe Drive said he had his car serviced and 11 days later, he noticed that different parts were on his vehicle than what he saw the car-repair company install on his car. The man said he didn't think the car-repair company had put on the bad parts. Instead, he thought his ex-boyfriend had put on the bad parts. The man said he had a verbal understanding with his ex-boyfriend to allow him to drive the car but not to change the car. Somehow, the sticker on the driver's side window was moved from the passenger's window, the man said. Also, he found a wire and computer chip that was connected to his antenna. He also thought the tires were different. Then the man pointed out some smudges on the rear window and said he thought they were Japanese characters.

On Smith Street, a 31-year-old woman said her ex-boyfriend came to her house and slashed her tires. Police asked her why the ex-boyfriend slashed her tires, and she said he was angry because she didn't buy him any Christmas gifts. The ex-boyfriend is 54 years old.

At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a woman had her cell phone inside her tote bag. When she reached her gate on Concourse B, she realized the cell phone was missing. When she called T-Mobile and informed them of the missing cell phone, a company representative told her that several calls were made on her cell phone to Guatemala.

At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a 27-year-old man was causing a commotion at a car-rental counter. When an officer arrived, he noticed that the man appeared to be "extremely intoxicated evident by his boisterous demeanor, slurred speech, unstable balance and strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person."

The officer asked the man how much he had to drink. "A lot," the man replied. "Fuck yeah, I'm drunk." The man said he had missed his connecting flight from Toledo, Ohio, to Jacksonville, Fla. The officer asked if Jacksonville was his final destination, in an attempt to figure out where the man's luggage was, since that seemed to be troubling him. The man replied, "What's your final fucking destination?" The man raised a finger in the officer's face and challenged the officer to "take it outside to the parking lot." The man was arrested and taken to jail. On the police report, the man's occupation/gang was listed as "homeboy from Ohio."

A man said he let a 36-year-old woman use his coats because she didn't have a coat when she was released from the hospital. Also, he lent her his umbrella on Thanksgiving Day and she never returned it. When the man asked for the items back, she refused. The man wishes to prosecute. The coats are described as a windbreaker with red, white and blue stripes around the arm (valued at $30) and a camouflage jacket (valued at $70).

About four months ago, a 57-year-old man said he went to the dialysis center at the corner of Peachtree Road and Pine Street. According to the man, while he was there, someone took and slashed the inside of his jacket. He said he didn't see anyone do it, but that's where it happened. Also, the man said he went to the dialysis center recently and someone stole his blue medical cup.

On Claire Drive, a 41-year-old man said his wife had been drinking and accused him of cheating with another woman. He said she then damaged his phone, poured beer on the furniture, burned him with a cigarette, and fled. The man refused medical attention. He said he didn't want to press charges against his wife. Instead, he wanted her to go to anger management classes.

A Chicago man said he and a male friend got into a white taxicab near East Andrews Drive at about 3 a.m. The friend vomited in the cab, and the cab driver got upset and started yelling. The friend jumped out of the cab. The Chicago man told the cab driver that he was so sorry and paid him $20. He said the cab driver then punched him in the face, causing his nose to bleed. Then the cab driver kicked him out of the cab. The Chicago man fled the area and flagged down a cop. He was checked by medics but refused to go to a hospital.

A 27-year-old woman said her ex-boyfriend walked into her apartment on Wilkes Circle and threw bleach all over her clothes. Then, he took all the shoes he had bought for her.

At an apartment complex on Campbellton Road, a 46-year-old woman was cleaning the laundry room when she found four $100 counterfeit bills in the dryer. The counterfeit money was turned in to Atlanta police.

A 43-year-old man was walking into a convenience store on Beeler Street when a male acquaintance stopped him and asked for 50 cents. The 43-year-old gave him the money and went inside. As the 43-year-old was leaving the store, the acquaintance approached again. This time, the acquaintance grabbed $32 cash and a pack a cigarettes from the 43-year-old's hands and fled. The 43-year-old said he knew the acquaintance from the neighborhood.

A 20-year-old woman was walking with a female acquaintance on Henry Thomas Drive. They were talking about problems that the acquaintance was having with her boyfriend. During the conversation, the acquaintance got really mad and stabbed the 20-year-old's thigh with a pair of scissors. The acquaintance had been drinking, according to the police report.

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

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