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The Blotter July 04 2007

Bizarre crimes from Atlanta police reports

PUT ON YOUR NIKES, HERE COMES THE SPACESHIP: A man said he got a harassing call at his home on Carriage Gate Trail. The caller said, "Hello, Pastor. You will not be able to contact me, but we will contact you. Remember what you said five years ago? Look back, it is clear and present. We are coming for we are many." The man doesn't know the caller's identity.

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CALLING MR. STUPID: On High Point Terrace, a woman said she got a call from her children's father, who lives in Lackawanna, N.Y. When she looked at the caller ID, she saw her own name on the ID. She asked her children's father why he was using her name on his telephone. She found out that he'd opened a home telephone account in her name – without telling her or getting her permission. She filed a police report for fraud.

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"PRINCESS" GOES TO JAIL: At a body shop on Huff Road, an employee said he took a door to another employee to be painted. The employee readily admitted that he called the fellow employee "Princess." He said his fellow employee didn't like the name "Princess" and grabbed his neck, choked him and pushed him.

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The fellow employee's side of the story: He said the first employee called him "Princess," and he responded by threatening to shove the door down his throat. He went to jail.

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A FLUID SITUATION: A Marietta woman needed to use the bathroom around 4 a.m. at a gas station on Spring Street. When she couldn't get into the bathroom, she got anxious and walked out a door marked "Emergency Use Only," a manager noted. He told her to come back inside. He said she proceeded to squat and urinate on the side of the building. The manager said he got his security guards, and the woman ran around the building and scaled a large fence. "This must have been difficult, given her attire," a police officer noted. (She was wearing a dress and high heels.)

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The woman's story: She couldn't get into the bathroom, and she was afraid she was going to pee on herself. She said she did the only thing she could: exit quickly and urinate. She said she wasn't trying to be malicious, but she had to pee really bad. She apologized to police and the store manager. She said she thought all the attention about the incident was a little extreme. The officer asked, "Why did you jump the fence?" The officer noted her reply: "She didn't really have an answer, but only stated she didn't understand why they wanted her picture." She got a ticket for public urination. (The Blotter Diva must note: If someone wanted my picture for peeing at 4 a.m., I would scale a wall in high heels, too!)

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PASS THE BUCK: On Abner Terrace, a couple that lives together got into a fight over $1. The girlfriend said her boyfriend slapped her face, causing her mouth to bleed. The officer saw some dried blood on her mouth, but she refused medical treatment. The boyfriend said his girlfriend lunged at him, and he was protecting himself when he slapped her. He was arrested for simple assault/battery and went to jail.

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MOTHER OF THE MONTH AWARD: A 31-year-old woman was found intoxicated with her two children at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Her kids are ages 9 and 7. She was escorted out of the main checkpoint and advised to sleep it off before she tried to board an airplane. She hails from Sunflower, Miss. The Department of Family and Children Services was notified.

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REASONS TO GIVE UP ON MARRIAGE: On Tumlin Street, a woman said her husband was angry because she wouldn't let a neighbor use some cooking oil. She said her husband went to the neighbor's house to give him the cooking oil and wash his clothes. (The neighbor is also the husband's friend.) She said her husband returned around 30 minutes later and hugged her and said he would be a better man. The woman said she was in bed, and her husband got under the covers and started pulling on her ankles. She said this hurt, so she told her husband to stop, but he wouldn't. She said she grabbed his hand and squeezed to try to make him stop. She said he let go, walked to the door and threw his phone at her — and the phone hit her arm. She said she threw the phone back at him. She said her husband screamed, "Don't break my phone!" She said her husband then broke her phone. She said she put on her clothes and told her husband she was calling the police, and he just flipped out. She said he pushed her onto the bed, jumped on her and pushed her head. He told her she was dirty and no good, she said. She retorted by saying that her ex-husband loved her more. Then, she said, her husband spit on her. Eventually, she said, the husband left the house with a friend, and she called 911.

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MR. STUPID CALLS POLICE: A 55-year-old man called police — for no apparent reason. When an officer showed up on Miram Street (outside an auto shop), the man was screaming profanities. The officer told him to stop with the vulgar language toward the people who work in the shop. The man refused to go back inside. He smelled of alcohol, the officer noted. The man was charged with disorderly conduct under the influence and went to jail. (The Blotter Diva predicts: When he sobers up at jail, he is so going to regret calling the police – if he even remembers making the call.)

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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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