The Blotter December 02 2004

At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a man in a business suit was stopped at the security checkpoint because there was a knife in his bag. The man, who hails from Rome, Ga., said he was at an office party last week and used the bread knife to cut the cake at the party. He put the knife in his work bag, and forgot about it.

The knife was removed and the man was allowed to catch his flight to New Orleans.

A 21-year-old man walked into a high school on Hutchens Street and tried to enroll. A school employee informed the man that he could not enroll in the school. So, the man walked to the front of the school, took off all his clothes, and said he would have sex with another man to get into the school. (He offered to have sex with a specific man, not another man in general.)

The school employee was able to put the man's clothes back on and detain him until police arrived. The man was charged with indecency and taken to Grady Hospital's psychiatric ward.

On Eloise Street, a 53-year-old man was letting his cats into his home, when a female acquaintance walked inside. She grabbed a telephone cord and tied up the man. Then, she took $14 from him, and went to the refrigerator and took his candy. The woman said she should stab him and cut him up into little pieces.

After a few minutes, she left. The man was able to untie himself.

At 2:45 a.m. an officer saw a car speeding down Roswell Road. The officer stopped the car and spoke with the driver, a 20-year-old man from Riverdale. The driver smelled like alcohol, the officer noted. The officer asked the driver if he had been drinking, and the driver said no.

The driver was taken to jail, where a breath test confirmed the presence of alcohol. The officer wrote, "During my encounter (with the driver), he made it known to me that singer Bobby Brown was his cousin."

He was charged with underage possession of alcohol, DUI/alcohol, speeding and reckless driving.

Four men walked into a gas station on Spring Street. One man was carrying a video camera, and he asked the store clerk if he wanted to be on camera. "No," said the clerk, who asked the men to leave. Instead, the men pointed the video camera at the clerk. So the clerk reached over and grabbed the camera out of the man's hand. Then, two of the men started hitting the clerk. (One man was identified as a cast member from MTV's "Making the Band.") The cast member hit the clerk several times, bruising his face. Then, all four men left the store — three got into a silver Mercedes with New York tags, and one left on foot.

The gas station had the entire incident on the store video cameras. "The video cameras were able to get a very clear description of the suspects," the officer wrote.

On a Saturday night, a Smyrna man was leaving a Buckhead club. Two women in a green SUV approached him. (One woman was a blond, the other a brunette). The women asked if he wanted to go to a club and party.

The man, age 29, got into the SUV with the women and said he needed to go get money before they could go out. They went to an ATM on Peachtree Street, where he got some money.

The two women wanted to meet a friend and get some marijuana. The man said he didn't want to get any marijuana. The brunette grabbed the man, unbuckling his pants and taking his penis out. Again, the man said he didn't want to get any drugs. She stopped.

Later, the man figured out that his ATM card was no longer in his pants. By the time the man filed a police report, charges had been made at seven different stores.

On Glenwood Avenue, a man asked his neighbor to move his car because it was blocking the alley. The neighbor (a redheaded man with a glass eye) started yelling and walked away. The neighbor threatened to damage the man's property. Then, the neighbor threw something in the man's driveway.

The man checked his driveway and found three razor blades (which were 2 to 3 inches long).

Police knocked on the neighbor's door, but he didn't answer.

In a parking lot on Peachtree and Trinity streets, police saw a man carrying two black metal cases. Seconds later, police located a victim, who said two cases of electrical equipment were stolen from his pickup truck.

The officers arrested the man, who threatened to kill the officers. "I don't give a fuck about none of this shit," he said. "When I get out, I'mma do it again because I got a dope habit to support. I'mma steal again, and if I see y'all shit, I'll steal from y'all, I don't give a fuck and I'll tell that to the judge!"

The man, age 32, went to jail.

A man with missing teeth walked into a grocery store on Metropolitan Parkway, took a 34-cent fudge brownie, and ate it. When police arrived, they searched the man, who had 41 cents on him. He gave the 41 cents to the store to pay for the fudge brownie. This man, age 54, had been warned twice before about trespassing in the store. He went to jail.

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

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