The Blotter December 09 2009

BARBIE DID IT! A 44-year-old man walked into the Zone 5 precinct and said he hired a moving company to move his stuff to his new apartment on Piedmont Road. He said after the movers left, he noticed that three bins filled with pennies were missing (about $300 worth). The man called back later and added that his 10-inch collectable Farrah Fawcett doll was missing, too.

THANKS FOR NOTHING: A 31-year-old man said his mother came to his Atlanta home to give him a ride to Woodstock for the Thanksgiving holiday. "The two have not spoken in over six months, and they did not make it out of the neighborhood before they began to argue, and decided to cancel the visit," an officer wrote. The 52-year-old mother said her son would not let her get her clothes out of the car trunk. "When she tried to leave, he grabbed the keys out of the ignition to open the trunk to get his belongings," the officer wrote. The son said his mother choked him from behind to stop him from taking back his clothes. The mother said she wanted back an artificial Christmas tree that she had loaned her son. "She said she asked him to get the tree before taking back his clothes," the officer wrote. The mother denied trying to choke her son, adding that she only tried to get the car keys.

"There was not sufficient physical evidence nor unbiased testimony to arrest either party at the time," the officer wrote. "[The mother] left the location after speaking to me, heading back to her home in Woodstock."

HOLIDAYS ON ICE, PART I: A 40-year-old woman for Birmingham said one night she was having drinks with friends there, and when she woke up the next day, she realized she was in Atlanta. She said she woke up in a house that she isn't familiar with and a man she does not know started screaming at her and calling her "bitches and hoes."

The woman walked to a location on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and called police. An officer wrote, "I asked if she could take me back to the house and she advised that she could not take me back there because she does not know where the house is. [She] said she does not remember anything about last night."

HOLIDAYS ON ICE, PART II: A woman said she and her common-law husband had Thanksgiving dinner and drinks with a friend at their apartment on Peachtree Road. She said all of a sudden, her common-law husband started getting aggressive with their friend — so the friend left. She said her common-law husband turned his aggression on her, so she ran out of the apartment and went downstairs to get security to call police. She said when she returned to the apartment, he tried to choke her. A police officer arrived and he and the security guard knocked on the door several times — no answer. Finally, the woman opened the door. "The apartment had been ransacked, household items were thrown all around the apartment," the officer wrote. "[The common-law husband] was located in his room. He appeared asleep. There was a chair behind the door, preventing entry. I made entry into the room." The officer woke up the common-law husband, who reportedly said, "What did I do?" and "I didn't do nothing." He appeared highly intoxicated, the officer noted. The common-law husband was charged with acting violent to another.

PENNY LANE: Around 10:15 a.m., a woman allegedly walked in front of traffic on Peachtree Street and "refused to use the crosswalks available," an officer wrote. "The female had a grey sweater tied around her waist, no pants or underwear underneath the sweater." The woman reportedly said she did not care about the traffic or what judge she would see, because they always let her go. She had 13 pennies on her, which were turned in to police property for safekeeping.

DARWIN AWARDS, PART I: A 30-year-old woman walked into a police station on Pryor Street. "She had a strong alcohol-like odor on her person," an officer wrote. "She was trying to report that she was robbed and her purse was taken." Police found her purse, and she was unable to identify any suspects. The woman kept changing her mind about what happened, the officer wrote. "[She] was asked to exit the police station several times and return after she became sober. She became irate. She started to tell police, 'Take me to jail.'"

The woman allegedly refused to leave the police station, even after she "was commanded by police to do so," the officer wrote. She got a ticket for disorderly conduct under the influence.

DARWIN AWARDS, PART II: An officer responded to a call about a car theft on Bolton Road and talked to a 48-year-old man. "[He] stated to police that he was having fun and drinking with a female early on the same day, he then handed his car key to the female to go buy some stuff," the officer wrote. "He also stated that she told him that she would be back shortly after, but now he wants police to find his car." The officer asked the man for his driver's license and ran it through the police computer. "He came up wanted out of Cobb County, Ga., for dangerous drug charges," the officer wrote. The man went to jail.

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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