The Blotter July 01 2009
WISHFUL THINKING: An officer saw a man on the Freedom Parkway ramp to I-75/85. The man reportedly was walking back and forth, asking for money from drivers. Apparently, as the officer circled around, the man moved to the Ellis Street ramp. “[He] had previously fled from me into the Auburn Avenue area, so I snuck up behind him and took him into custody without incident,” the officer wrote. “[The man] said I must be following him and that his uncle in the FBI was watching traffic cameras in the area, so once Mayor Shirley Franklin was fired for ‘taking that money’ all the police would be fired and they would close the jail.” The officer arrested the 49-year-old man and he “was transported to jail, which remains open.”
LUCKY BREAKS: On Harwell Road, a 23-year-old woman said she was sitting outside her home when a man called “Lucky” walked up and asked to use her cell phone. She said she handed her cellphone to Lucky and he tried to dial a number. Lucky said something was wrong with her phone. The woman said, “You can only dial 911 from the phone.” She said Lucky smashed her phone on the sidewalk and called her a fat bitch. Apparently, Lucky ran away before police arrived.
LUCKY CHARM? A 35-year-old Decatur woman said she was at a club on Luckie Street when a fight broke out. She said someone began shooting and she ran out of the club, along with other people. She said once she got outside, she realized her 14-karat gold bracelet was missing from her wrist. (It’s worth $1,800). She wasn’t hurt.
UNLUCKY IN LOVE: A woman said she has been dating a 60-year-old man — on and off — since Mother’s Day. She called police after the man followed her from a courtroom to the Lindbergh MARTA Station to her apartment on Lenox Road. She said the man had some clothes at her apartment and he wanted to get them back. She said the man got angry when she refused to let him into her apartment. She said he called her a “dick-sucking whore” then left when she called police.
An officer ran a computer check on the man. Three warrants came up, for charges of parole violation, failure to appear in court, and shoplifting. The officer suggested that the woman call the man and see if he would come back and get his clothes. Apparently, the man said he would send someone to get his clothes. Police planned to look for him.
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, PART I: Around 9:45 a.m., at a coffee shop on Piedmont Road, a man allegedly pulled out his genitals in front of the window. The manager said he asked the man to leave after he saw the man placing his genitals back in his pants. Apparently, the man went to a nearby Waffle House.
An officer got calls from both the Waffle House and the coffee shop. When he arrived, the Waffle House manager said the man had locked himself inside a bathroom and refused to come out. The officer went to the bathroom and asked the man if he was OK. According to the officer, the man “told me several times in a loud and boisterous manner to leave him the fuck alone.” The officer told the man that he would have to force his way into the bathroom if the man didn’t open the door. So the man opened the door. The coffee shop manager identified the man as the person who exposed his genitals earlier. The man, 19, went to jail. He hails from Lawrenceville.
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, PART II: An officer responded to a call on Moreland Avenue. A woman was “sitting on the curb, facing the street, with her white skirt pulled up,” the officer wrote. “[The woman] was touching herself and I could see her pubic region from the street.” The 44-year-old woman went to jail on a public indecency charge.
WASTE CASE, PART I: A 25-year-old man said he was walking down the stairway of the sixth floor of the Underground Atlanta parking deck. He said he fell and hurt his back while trying to walk around a urine puddle. Medics arrived and checked the man’s back. They said he would be OK.
WASTE CASE, PART II: Around 3:15 a.m., an officer noted, “I was handling a different police call, when a [woman’s] strange behavior caught my attention.” The woman was urinating in her pants, while she held onto the outside of a sports bar on Ponce de Leon Avenue, according to the report. “[She] let the urine run down her legs, until she was finished,” the officer wrote. “After she was finished, she walked into the street — Ponce de Leon Avenue — and began walking in the middle of the lanes. ... Several cars had to swerve or stop so they didn’t have to hit her.” The officer said he approached the woman and smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverages on her. The 47-year-old woman went to jail on several charges. She hails from Cartersville.
NICE GUYS FINISH ...: A man said he was driving on a one-way road — Mills Street — when he saw another car headed toward him. The man said he stopped and told the driver that she was going the wrong way on a one-way street. He said the woman flipped him off and said, “Fuck you” and then sideswiped his car. Police found her car in an apartment parking lot and impounded it. The female driver is described as a short, heavyset woman with long hair.
Items in the Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports. The Blotter Diva compiles them and puts them into her own words.