The Blotter February 17 2005

?A 45-year old man was using a metal detector to look for antique items on Bender Street. While searching near a Dumpster, the man found a cardboard cylinder. The man looked inside the cylinder and saw a live grenade. So he called police. A SWAT team arrived and confirmed that it was, in fact, a live grenade. The SWAT team secured the area.

A man was eating noodles while sitting on the sofa in his house on Lavender Drive. His wife grabbed the plate of noodles and threw it in the trash. Then, the wife threatened to mess him up. The wife then grabbed a vacuum-cleaner tube and tried to hit her husband's genital area.So the husband called police. An officer arrived and deduced that both the husband and wife had been drinking. The wife, age 38, was charged with simple assault and taken to jail.

A 24-year-old woman and her boyfriend were being intimate at the boyfriend's apartment on Continental Colony Parkway. The woman said the boyfriend started being nasty to her. She said he pulled her hair and pushed her out of the apartment - while she was naked. Then, the boyfriend bleached her work clothes (a white shirt, tie and black suit) and threw them out the door at her. Then, he removed her house keys from her keychain and tossed the keychain into the courtyard. Police couldn't find the woman's keys. An officer retrieved her boots and socks from inside the boyfriend's apartment.

The woman didn't want to press charges. She just wanted to go home.

The boyfriend just wanted a Band-Aid for an open scab on his hand.

No charges filed.

One evening, a 38-year-old man returned to his home on Hollywood Road. A window was smashed. The man looked inside and realized that his cowboy boots were gone. Nothing else was reported missing. The cowboy boots are brown leather with gold tips (worth $150). The man said he would let police know if he saw anyone with his boots.

A woman said someone broke into her 2003 Toyota station wagon, which was parked outside her home on Alta Avenue. The thief smashed a car window and stole four cans of Shasta soda. Nothing else was reported missing - and no suspects.

A 24-year-old woman called police and said she was locked inside her boyfriend's father's house on Griffin Street. The woman has lived there for about four months. For rent, she and her boyfriend pay $125 a week and half the utility bills. This morning, her boyfriend's father told her to get out. She refused to go, so he locked her inside the house and left. She couldn't get out - the doors and burglar bars were locked. The fire department showed up to free the woman. While they were trying to get in, the boyfriend's father arrived. He unlocked the door, and police charged him with false imprisonment and took him to jail.

Two elderly men refused to leave a Mrs. Winner's on Bankhead Highway. The first man, age 73, fell asleep on a table. The second man, age 67, urinated on himself and urinated on the floor. The manager called police, who arrived and arrested the two elderly men for trespassing. They went to jail.

A 19-year-old man was walking on Hilliard Street in Grady Homes. A male acquaintance, who wore a camouflage hat, walked up. The acquaintance asked, "Do you want to buy some marijuana?" The 19-year-old said no. Then the acquaintance pulled out a gun and fired two rounds. The 19-year-old was shot in the ankle. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police performed a search warrant at a house on Bonnie Brae Avenue. When an officer waked inside, one man was holding a crack pipe in his hand. Another man was holding a marijuana blunt in his hand. "This ain't my shit," said the man with the blunt. "Y'all are fucking crazy." Then the man kicked over a coffee table. Drugs and money fell to the floor. "This ain't my shit!" the man yelled. "I'm getting the fuck out of here." Then the man kicked the officer in an attempt to get to the front door. The officer blocked the man and returned the kick. The man fell onto the couch and said his balls were hurt. "My balls are twisted from a previous injury," the man said. The man appeared to be on drugs, the officer noted. The man was calm one moment, and irate the next moment. He went to jail.

Around midnight, police got a call about a burglar at a post office on Oglethorpe Avenue. When the officer arrived, he saw a 49-year-old woman inside the post office. Several windows were smashed. The woman said she tossed a trash can through the windows because she was angry.The woman, who seemed irrational, was taken to jail.

On Grape Street, a middle-aged woman walked out of her apartment. A male acquaintance stopped her and asked her to cook him some food. No, the woman said, explaining that she had to leave for a doctor's appointment. You think you are too good, the man said. Then he punched the woman in the nose. The man, who is middle-aged, wore greasy blue jeans.

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

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