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The Blotter August 30 2006

Bizarre crimes from Atlanta police reports

AN ALARM WENT OFF at an apartment on Springdale Road, so a police officer checked it out. An 87-year-old man said he saw his wife at 6 p.m. and then went to sleep. But when he woke up at 1:30 a.m., he couldn't find his wife, so he pulled the emergency alarm. The officer wrote: "[The 87-year-old man] proceeded to tell me an elaborate story about how someone was dressing up and pretending to be his wife, looking exactly as she looks." The 87-year-old man also said this "other woman" was trying to get him to have sex with her and pay her $1,500. The 87-year-old man appeared to be suffering from some memory loss and was unsure of some details. He said he wasn't sure where his wife was, or if she was missing or not. He said nothing appeared to be missing from his apartment. The 87-year-old man said he was partially blind and couldn't see very well. The officer contacted the 87-year-old man's son and left a message saying his father thought his wife was missing. Then, the officer asked a neighbor if the 87-year-old man had a wife who lived with him. The neighbor said the 87-year-old had a wife, but she didn't always spend the night with him. The neighbor said the 87-year-old sometimes wanders the hallways looking for his wife.

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A FEMALE OFFICER was working undercover on Metropolitan Avenue, when a man walked up to her. The man was masturbating. The man offered to give her $15 to lick his buttocks. She took him to jail for solicitation. The man, age 24, wore a gold necklace.

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A DISPUTE BROKE OUT at the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Weyman Street. When an officer arrived, a man was holding a woman by her big toe. He said he was only holding her because he was afraid she would try to escape.

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The man, age 40, said he was having sex with two women inside his RV, but one woman got mad because he was paying more attention to the other woman. So the first woman ran outside and tossed a brick through the RV window. Then, she tried to run away, but the man grabbed her by the big toe. The woman was arrested. Then, police talked to the second woman, who lied about her name and date of birth. Police ran a computer check on her — she was wanted for larceny. So the second woman was also busted. The man was not charged.

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A MARRIED COUPLE GOT INTO A FIGHT at a hotel on Piedmont Avenue. The husband admitted that he bit his wife's arm. The wife admitted to pulling her husband's testicles and squeezing them as hard as she could. They both declined medical treatment. The husband, age 87, and his wife, age 41, both went to jail. They hail from Richmond Hill, Ga.

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AT HARTSFIELD-JACKSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, a security officer said a passenger's bag contained a bunch of ID cards and Social Security cards that didn't belong to him. The passenger, a 30-year-old man, had a scheduled flight to Kansas. Police questioned him. The passenger said the ID cards and the Social Security cards belonged to people who owed him money. Police confiscated the cards, which included three Social Security cards, three driver's licenses and a prison ID. After questioning, the passenger was released.

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AN OFFICER parked his patrol car on Lakewood Avenue. When he returned, someone had written the word "Phat" in red marker on the hood and front bumper. No suspects.

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AT THE FULTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT BUILDING on Pryor Street, security guards said a man tossed a brick through a window, smashing it. Police arrived, and the man, in his late 30s, admitted it's the second time he has broken the same window at the Fulton County Government building. He went to jail.

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A 44-YEAR-OLD MAN invited a younger man to his house on Highland Avenue, because the younger man said his car was going to be repossessed. The 44-year-old man loaned him $300 for his car payment. Then, the 44-year-old man excused himself to use the restroom. While he was gone, he says, the younger man stole his laptop and ran away. Then, the 44-year-old man says, the younger man offered to return his laptop ... in exchange for another $300, sent via Western Union. The younger man said the laptop was hidden under a tree near the 44-year-old's home. Police searched for the laptop, to no avail. The 44-year-old went on the Internet and pulled up the Kent State University website and identified the younger man from his picture on the football team page. A warrant was issued for the younger man's arrest.

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A MAN WITH NO LEGS was lying across a sidewalk on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. He smelled like booze. A police officer asked him to move, but the man refused. Medics arrived, and the man grabbed one medic and started pulling. The man said someone pushed him out of his wheelchair, and his back hurt. A medic loaded the man onto a stretcher, but the man became violent. In the ambulance, the man sat up, opened the door, threw out his wheelchair and crawled out of the ambulance. He yelled that he didn't need any fucking help. A police officer arrested him for obstruction. The man asked the police officer if he knew Brian Nichols, and that he was coming after the officer.

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Items in The Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports. The Blotter Diva compiles them and puts them into her own words.





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