The Blotter May 06 2009

GRABBING GRANNY: A 73-year-old woman said a man grabbed her right buttock while she was walking on University Avenue. Then, the man reportedly stuck out his tongue at her, grabbed his crotch and shook it. The suspect — a 38-year-old man — had a mohawk haircut and glasses, and he was wearing a tan camouflage jacket, denim shorts, a fanny pack and a visor. The elderly woman told two witnesses what happened — and they stopped the suspect and took him to a nearby church. That’s when police arrived. “The suspect made an outburst that he was sorry for grabbing the victim,” the officer wrote. He went to jail on a simple battery charge.

SOLID AS A ROCK: Police reported a 29-year-old man walking in the middle of North Avenue around 3:45 a.m. “We witnessed [the man] put a handful of wax chunks into his mouth. [He] stated he thought it was crack cocaine when he picked it up off the ground and stated he was tweaking. [He] stated that he put it in his mouth because he was panicked and was looking for a rock to take home.” Police said the man was jumpy and admitted that he had recently smoked crack. The man was charged with “pedestrian under the influence” and went to jail.

MAIL DESIRES: A 41-year-old woman said she received some sexually harassing material. It included a few Victoria's Secret catalogs and a Playboy magazine with her name written on the cover in marker – and a message telling her to look inside. “The inside of the magazine had sex toys and female underwear and a letter,” an officer wrote. “The letter stated to [the woman] that if she saw anything that she likes or wanted to wear, to let him (Gus) know and he (Gus) would buy it for her. The magazines had different addresses and names, but were still delivered to [the woman]. The Playboy magazine was addressed to Gus. [The woman] states that the mailman who delivered mail at the address is Gus and that he is the person responsible for the inappropriate material.” The woman said she would file a complaint with the U.S. Postal Service.

DOES NOT COMPUTE: One Friday night, a 27-year-old woman said she took her computer to a nightclub at Underground Atlanta around 10 p.m. She said she left the nightclub about four hours later — without her computer. She said she called the nightclub to see if they found her computer — no luck.

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN? A woman said she was in the parking lot of her workplace in Grant Park when she saw a man in a black hat walking a large black dog. She said he approached the business sign in front of her workplace and spray-painted “Deport Immigrates” on the sign.  

WHO MOVED MY SHAMPOO? A 35-year-old woman said she returned to her apartment on Plantation Drive and found her bathroom shower curtain open and her shampoo and conditioner bottles knocked over into the tub.
She said she has two bathrooms, but she never uses this particular bathroom to take a shower — and no one else has a key to her apartment. There were no signs of forced entry. She said she keeps all bathroom doors closed so her dog can’t get in there.

HIRED GUN? A 23-year-old woman said she went to Ansley Mall to make an $1,800 bank deposit. She said she got out of her car and turned to lock it when she felt a gun at the back of her head. According to the woman, the suspect said, “Don’t say anything” — and he sounded sort of  “hoodish.” She said he grabbed her purse, pushed her to the ground and kicked her. The suspect reportedly wore a ski mask and black gloves. She said he fled on foot.
    She said later that day, her stolen credit card was used at Macy’s twice, and at a MARTA station, and the same credit card was denied at a Foot Locker and a fast-food restaurant.
    Also, she said her stolen cell phone got voicemail messages — after it was stolen from her. She was able to check the messages from her mom’s cell phone. She said the messages were from a male friend — but his voice isn’t the same as the suspect who robbed her, she said. “She did say the message accused her of using men for money. She felt that the messages were weird,” the report stated.  

FAST AND FUTILE: A man allegedly tried to claim three different luxury cars at the same hotel on Peachtree Road. First, a security guard said the man asked for the keys to a Maserati. (Also, he asked to speak to a guest who wasn’t there.) An employee immediately copied the man’s driver’s license. The man was asked to leave — and on his way out, he reportedly stopped at the valet service and jumped into a parked Lexus with no keys. Apparently, he looked for car keys in the glove compartment, before an employee stopped him. He left the scene on foot. A police officer took a report.
A few hours later, the same man returned to the same hotel. Apparently, he told the valet that he was there to pick up a 2009 Mercedes — but the valet refused to give him the car. This time, the man had slightly changed his outfit: He wore gloves, sunglasses and a jacket that he didn’t wear on his first trip to the hotel. Police arrested the man, age 34, for attempted theft.

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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