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The Blotter November 29 2006

Bizarre crimes from Atlanta police reports

A MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN called police about animals in her apartment on Skipper Place. An officer arrived on scene. The woman said two large black rats chewed through part of her apartment wall. She said when she approached the rats, they ran away. A police report was filed.

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A NAKED MAN WITH A NIPPLE RING was walking in the middle of Piedmont Avenue, police noted. It was about 5 p.m. Cars were swerving to avoid hitting the naked man. (He's a redheaded man, 39, with tattoos on his arms, neck and back.) Police ordered the naked man to move away from the road. Initially, the man complied. But when police tried to arrest him, the man struggled and broke free, running back into traffic on Piedmont Avenue. Again, drivers had to brake and swerve to avoid hitting him. Police chased the naked man and captured him. He was very paranoid, saying repeatedly that he no longer used drugs and he believed he was in Indiana. (His driver's license lists an Indiana address). The man appeared to be on an unknown drug, police noted. Somehow, he sustained a bloody forehead.

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The naked man went to jail for disorderly conduct.

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A MAN is renovating a vacant house on Crew Street. He said someone broke into the house and stole two cans of paint and some shower knobs. Also, the man said, someone wrote on the wall, saying they would continue to harass him because of his shoes. The man suspects a former tenant who was evicted.

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A 33-YEAR-OLD WOMAN LEFT her apartment on Carlisle Street for about two hours. When she returned, her car was no longer in her driveway. She called her landlord, who said he took her car because she was late on the rent. The woman called police and said her landlord must have towed the car, because it had a flat tire. (It's a white 1974 Chevy.) A police officer called the landlord, who hung up. The car was reported as stolen.

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AROUND 10 P.M., a police officer saw a young man stumbling down Luckie Street, crying and talking to himself. The officer asked, "Are you all right?" The man said he was kicked out of a Primus concert and had no way to get home. The man smelled of alcohol, the officer noted. During the conversation, the man said, "Fuck life," and "Fuck authority." He also called police "bastards." The man, age 20, hails from Suwanee. He went to jail for disorderly conduct while under the influence.

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A 55-YEAR-OLD DULUTH WOMAN said she was in the process of burying one of her family members when someone broke into her car. She said her Dolce & Gabbana purse was gone, along with her wallet and credit cards. The woman's car was on Marietta Boulevard when the alleged theft took place. Police tried to dust her car for fingerprints, to no avail.

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ON FRANCIS AVENUE, a man said someone spray-painted the letters "BHN" on his car. No suspects, and no clue what BHN means.

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AROUND 2 A.M., a 70-year-old man couldn't sleep, so he decided to take out the trash. (The man has an amputated leg and uses a wheelchair.) The man wheeled outside his home on Gracewood Avenue. At the end of his driveway, he was confronted by a woman in dark clothing. She told him to hand over his wallet, or she'd hurt him. The man complied, forking over about $200 in cash. The woman left on foot toward Moreland Avenue.

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A 24-YEAR-OLD WOMAN went to a neighboring apartment to get her pants back from another woman. The 24-year-old said an argument broke out and the other woman grabbed two swords (one silver, one black) and threatened to kill her with the swords.

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Then, the 24-year-old's husband arrived. She said the woman started swinging the swords at her husband, hitting him until he pushed her inside and took the swords from her. The husband had cuts on both hands when police arrived.

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Then, the woman with the swords gave police her side of the story: She said the 24-year-old came over and asked for her pants back. The woman told her that the pants were still dirty. She said they argued, and she grabbed the swords when the 24-year-old's husband showed up. She said the 24-year-old has told her that her husband beats her, so she grabbed the swords to protect herself. She told police that someone came and got the swords before police showed up. She had one cut on her hand. Medics treated all the cuts. No arrests. Apparently, all the parties live in a motel on Old Hapeville Road.

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ON PRINCESS AVENUE, an 18-year-old woman said while she was asleep, her roommate stole her winter coat and sold it. She wanted to press charges. The roommate, an 18-year-old man, got upset and started yelling. "I'll give you the money back I got for the coat, so you can get it back." The man said he sold the coat for $20. (It's a brown bubble coat with a fur hood.) He went to jail.

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AT HARTSFIELD-JACKSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, a man was cleaning a restroom on the North Terminal. He found eight live rounds for a .22-caliber gun in a bathroom. They were turned in to Atlanta police.

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A SANDY SPRINGS WOMAN said she played bass violin for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. After a performance, she was loading up her car, but she forgot and left her bows and music in the parking lot. When she returned, they were gone. The violin bows are worth $18,000.

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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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