The Blotter February 10 2005

A 62-year-old man put four tubes of blood in a box on his front porch. The box is for his medical treatment, and it was supposed to be picked up by UPS as usual. The man went back inside his house. Then, someone rang his doorbell. The 62-year-old went to the front door. An unknown man grabbed the box of blood and took off running down the street. The four tubes of blood were reported as stolen.

A middle-aged man bought a brand-new 2005 Lincoln Navigator SUV and parked it outside his home on Forrest Way. The next morning, he walked outside and saw that someone had spray-painted the words "No War But Class War" on his SUV. That same morning, across the street on Forrest Way, a woman walked out to her gold Land Rover SUV and saw that someone has spray-painted the words "SUV SLUT" on the hood. The phrase "Burn the Rich" was spray-painted on the side. On the back panel, someone had spray-painted "G2" and the letter A with a circle around it. All the headlights were also spray-painted. The woman said her husband went on the Internet and looked up the symbol for the A and found that it represents a terrorist group.

A 26-year-old man said while he was at work, someone murdered his pet duck. He returned to his home on Armand Street and found the duck with its head severed and lying in the dirt, and the duck's body was on the patio table. The man said he doesn't know of anyone who would want to do this to him or his pet duck. No suspects.

On Lawshe Street, a 29-year-old man told his girlfriend that he wanted to end the relationship. The girlfriend then cut the cord to his 27-inch television and ran out of his apartment.

On Vine Street, a 25-year-old woman said her neighbor, a woman nicknamed "Pumpkin," got mad because she is dating Pumpkin's uncle. Pumpkin cussed out the uncle and tried to stab the woman. Then, Pumpkin tossed some furniture off the patio and damaged the screens and lights. Then, Pumpkin ran away. Pumpkin weighs more than 200 pounds and has black hair.

A redheaded woman who goes by the alias "China" stormed into a hair salon on Blount Street in East Point. Yelling, China demanded to talk to a manager. China yelled that a female hairdresser had ruined her hair. China said this hairdresser should not be able to style people's hair because she doesn't know what she is doing, and she doesn't have a license to cut hair. According to the hairdresser, China carried on for about 20 minutes. Finally, she left in a green van. The hairdresser called police and said she had cut China's hair before, when she worked at a different salon. The hairdresser said China is suing her because she claims that she ruined her hair. The hairdresser showed police a coy of the lawsuit papers.

Police told the hairdresser how to take out a restraining order against China.

China has short, curly red hair.

A 39-year-old woman went to a friend's apartment on Fulton Street to do her laundry. But when she arrived at the apartment, her friend had changed her mind about the laundry. Then, the 39-year-old woman took a shower and fell asleep at her friend's apartment. Her friend woke her up later and asked her if she wanted to make some money. Yes, the 39-year-old said. Her friend told her to have sex with a man named "G" for money. At first, the 39-year-old said no, but then she agreed because she needed the money. After having sex with G, she told him the sex was bad. He said he wouldn't give her any money. Then, G punched her in the face. She told G not to hit her and walked away. The 39-year-old said she walked around for an hour-and-a-half, and tried to knock on doors for someone to call police. The woman had minor injuries. By the time police got to the apartment, G was gone.

A 34-year-old Decatur man parked his car outside his girlfriend's apartment on Alta Street. The next morning, he realized the car was stolen. (It's a 1985 Mercedes.) The man told police that he leaves his car unlocked and the keys on the console, in plain view. The man said sometimes people play jokes on him and tell him that his car has been stolen, but he called his brother and sister and asked then if they had the car. The man also said he had just returned from a trip to Africa and just bought the car. The officer asked the man why he would leave his car unlocked with the keys in plain view. "That's just the way I am," the man replied.

Around 2 a.m., a woman on Myrtle Street called police and said someone was moaning outside her window. An officer arrived and checked the woman's back yard. No one was there. However, next door, there was a man slumped over on the front porch and moaning loudly. The man, who is in his 40s, was very drunk.

The man said he was at Backstreet (a Midtown club that closed months ago). The officer informed the man that he was not at Backstreet. Then, the man said he was on Ponce de Leon Avenue. (He wasn't; he was on Myrtle Street.)

The man did not have a legitimate reason for being on a stranger's porch. The man, who was shoeless, was charged with prowling and taken to jail.

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

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