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The Blotter October 04 2006

Bizarre crimes from Atlanta police reports

ONE MORNING, TWO MOTHERS got into a verbal spat at a school bus stop on Chattahoochee Avenue. The younger mother said she was at the bus stop with her son, like she has been every day since school started. She said her son was allowed to get on the bus ahead of some children, as he has been every day. She said another mother told her, "You should respect my son and wait in line." The younger mother felt like the older mother wanted to fight her, so she went home and called police.

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The older mother said the younger mother's son cuts in line every day and she wasn't going to put up with it anymore. Both mothers wanted to file charges against each other.

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A WOMAN WALKED INTO A POLICE PRECINCT and said she'd hired a woman known as "Angie Baby" to be the chief financial officer of her marketing company. Angie Baby got a sign-on bonus of $22,000, 100 shares of stock and a salary of $500 a week, plus bonuses. But Angie Baby never showed up for work. She did return the stock. But, the woman says, Angie Baby never returned the $22,000. She's tried to call Angie Baby, but Angie Baby has since changed her phone number.

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A 24-YEAR-OLD FEMALE RECRUIT was dismissed from the Atlanta Police Training Academy. As she was leaving the main office, she tried to snatch some photographs from an employee's desk. A lieutenant asked her to return the photographs because they are academy property. The recruit pulled out a photo and tried to tear it in half. The lieutenant grabbed the photo, causing the recruit to fall against a wall. No one was hurt. The recruit was described as having a Southern accent.

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AT DRAGON*CON, a man told police that someone stole his Dragon*Con ID and his fanny pack (containing $400) on Friday night. The police officer asked, "Why didn't you report this last night?" The man replied that he was drunk then and afraid he would be thrown out of Dragon*Con. The police officer noted that the man still smelled like booze. The man, age 46, hails from Raeford, N.C. The officer filed a police report.

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A MAN SAID HE PARKED HIS CAR at a location on Ponce de Leon Avenue and ran inside for roughly 15 minutes. When he returned to his car, his gym bag was gone ... and a lady's purse was where the gym bag once was. The man said he wasn't concerned about his gym clothes, but he was a little worried about how a lady's purse wound up in his backseat. Inside the purse was a phone number. Police called the number and told the woman that she could pick up her purse at the police station.

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AT A GROCERY STORE On PONCE DE LEON AVENUE, a 19-year-old youth paid for two packages of ramen noodles. As he left, a security guard noticed that his backpack was bulging. The guard searched the backpack and found two cans of Comet cleanser and two cans of Lysol bleach. The youth said he needed the cleaning supplies to wash cars. He was arrested for shoplifting.

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AROUND 6:30 A.M., police stopped a 27-year-old woman for weaving on I-85. At first, the woman said she'd had one glass of wine to drink. She said she was driving to the airport because her father needed an organ. Later, she said she'd had three glasses of wine. Then, she said she was driving to pick up some drunken friends. She was arrested for DUI.

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AROUND 5:30 A.M., an alarm sounded at a business on Peachtree Street. The window on the front door was broken. Then, a 24-year-old Dunwoody man walked across the front yard. A police officer noted that there were several scratches on the man's hands and forearms.

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The man said he was looking for a specific nightclub. He said the nightclub looked very much like this building. The officer asked, "How did you get those scratches on your arm?" The man said he'd been in a jet-ski accident the previous weekend. The man said he was drunk, and didn't remember if he broke the door or not. But if he did, he'd pay for the damages. The man was very cooperative. He kept saying he wasn't trying to steal anything, he was just drunk and looking for a nightclub. He was arrested.

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AROUND 7:30 P.M., a 43-year-old woman was dancing in the street on Arkwright Place. A police officer told her to stop dancing in the street because she was blocking traffic. The woman walked toward the patrol car, knelt down and started mumbling. So she was arrested. The woman said she'd recently smoked crack cocaine. A witness said this woman was recently yelling obscenities at passing cars, while small children were present. She was taken to the psychiatric ward at Grady Memorial Hospital. The woman's red purse was turned in as evidence. Her purse contained nail polish and a Bible.

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A GAS-STATION EMPLOYEE said a short man pumped $37.11 worth of gasoline and drove away without paying. The employee described the man as a "dwarf" or "midget." The owner of the gas station chased the "dwarf" man in his car. The owner said he confronted the "dwarf" man when he got out of his car ... and that's when he was pushed. The short man was last seen driving a brown Buick on LaVista Road.

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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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