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The Blotter February 19 2004

A man on Little John Trail said someone stole two concrete pineapple statues, which were positioned at the entrance of his driveway. The concrete pineapples were valued at $100.

A 50-year-old College Park woman called police and said she couldn’t find her gun. She said she left the gun underneath her bed in March 2002, but her husband and her son last saw the gun in May 2002. When she looked for her gun in February 2003, she couldn’t find it. According to the woman, her husband said he put the gun back under the bed, and her son said he threw the gun away. She said she just didn’t know what happened to the gun (a .38-caliber Special Smith & Wesson). She said she was calling today (in 2004) to report her gun as lost.

At a hospital on Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, a housekeeper was performing a routine restroom cleaning. A man walked in and asked if he could use the restroom. The restroom is closed for cleaning, the housekeeper said. Then the man took a chair from the corner of the restroom, sat down and pulled his penis from his pants. The housekeeper said the man began to stroke himself, and every time she moved, he moved as to assure that she could see him. The man, a 24-year-old with a short mohawk, was taken to jail.

A 23-year-old man said his baby’s mother broke into his house on Collier Court. When he woke up, his baby’s mother was standing in his room. She pulled out his hair and threatened to hit him with a rock, he said. His brother was able to get her off him. When the brother escorted the woman outside, a green-and-white city dump truck was pulling away. The baby’s mother threatened to throw a rock at the man’s car, then walked down the street toward the dump truck. The baby’s mother wore a dark blue city of Atlanta jacket.

On Greenbriar Trail, a 46-year-old man was lying in the middle of the street. He had urinated all over his clothing and smelled of alcohol. The reporting officer noted, “Upon waking [the man], it became immediately recognizable that he did not know where he was or how he got to his present location.” According to a witness, the man was asleep in the street for about three hours. The man kept repeating that he knew he was drunk, but he “just wanted to walk home.” Instead, he was jailed for disorderly conduct.

A man and his fiancee reported that he was being harassed and threatened by an ex-police officer (a 24-year-old Fayetteville woman). The man said he plays professional football for a team in the Northeast region of the country. He said the woman called his cell phone all day, threatening to fuck him up and end this. He said he feared for his life because the woman pushed and punched his fiancee in another city. Also, he said, the woman came to his mother’s house in College Park and told him and his fiancee to come outside so she could kick both of their asses. The woman also tried to find out where the man and his fiancee live.

According to the man, it all started after the woman refused to have a DNA test on her baby, which she said the football player fathered. So he stopped putting money into an account he opened for the baby. He said he was afraid for his life because the woman had cut another man (the suspected father, according to the police report) and held up that man’s wife at gunpoint. That man was hospitalized for eight days.

While the report was being taken, the woman called the man about five times. Police advised him to get a restraining order, take out a warrant and file an additional report from College Park.

A woman called police and said a truck hit her. The officer went to the scene on Metropolitan Parkway. The woman said that a white pickup truck was towing a large trailer, which hit her, and that the driver kept going. Police spoke with the driver, who said he saw the woman in the roadway and drove around her. He didn’t hit her with the truck, he said. “What part of the truck hit you?” the officer asked the woman. “The trailer,” she replied. The officer asked the driver how much the trailer weighed. About 18,000 pounds, the driver said. The woman had no visible marks on her back from the alleged incident and there were no marks on the trailer suggesting contact was made, the officer noted. No charges were filed. The woman refused medical treatment.

A 45-year-old woman said her former neighbor has called her office and asked her co-workers if she is there. When the co-workers say no, the former neighbor says, “She might not come in because she is on crack.” Then, she hangs up.

On Peachtree Street, a car was sitting in the middle of the road. A DUI officer was called to the scene because the driver, a 27-year-old Duluth woman, appeared confused and smelled of alcohol. The officer asked the driver why she was stopped in the road. She said some women she saw at a strip club followed her and accosted her. The women were very intimidating, she said. The woman was arrested for DUI. At the jail, the woman said she couldn’t take the breath test because she didn’t know what to do.

Police also found a bag of suspected marijuana under the driver’s seat of the car.

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

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