The Blotter April 28 2010
GENERATION GAP: Around 7:30 p.m., an officer saw a middle-aged man outside a building on Peachtree Street. The officer noted that he had seen the man earlier and "he was not waiting on any vehicles, was not smoking a cigarette, and was not going into the establishment." Then, the officer saw a couple walking and "I observed him playing his harmonica and walking toward the couple, obstructing their path and they had to walk away from him to avoid him."
The officer asked the man to take his activity elsewhere. The man replied, "Son, I've been playing my harmonica for 15 years and here you come with this pussy shit, telling me that this is wrong."
The officer said he asked the man to address him as "officer" and tone down his voice. The man replied, "You are old enough to be my son."
The officer said, "I told [him] that I may be younger, but I asked you to leave the area as I respectfully asked."
The man allegedly refused to go, so the officer arrested him on charges of blocking a public way and using fighting words. After the arrest, the 56-year-old man allegedly kicked the wall inside the officer's patrol car.
MISS MOUTHY MOUTHERSON: An officer reported a tan Mazda Protegé with no license plate on Chappell Road. The officer turned on the blue lights and sirens on his patrol car and tried to pull over the Mazda. The female driver kept going "without hesitation," the officer wrote. "The driver turned her head and acknowledged police presence but continued to drive ... ." Eventually, the woman stopped. "She jumped out of the vehicle, yelling and shouting. She was highly irate," the officer wrote. "Before I could tell her the reason for the traffic stop, she shouted, 'This is my house. I need to get to my toddlers. This is nonsense. Why are you fucking stopping me when all this other bullshit is going on over here?! The car is their father's. He bought it.'"
The woman reportedly threw the paperwork for her car on the trunk and ground. "I picked up the paperwork and inquired if everything was OK with her because I was concerned for this extremely erratic reaction is not normal following a traffic stop," the officer wrote. The woman allegedly threw down her tote bag and yelled, "You have no common sense. Write the damn ticket and let me go into the house."
The officer called for backup. The woman allegedly "continued to yell, shout, and use profane language and derogatory remarks against all police officers," the officer wrote.
The woman, 19, was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge. During a search, police found "one nickel bag of suspected marijuana in her front right jacket pocket." She was charged with drug possession as well.
JONESING FOR ICE CREAM: A man called 911 and said someone broke into his ice cream truck while it was parked overnight on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. An officer arrived to check it out. "The suspects broke the side window with a pipe and stole several boxes of snacks from the vehicle," the officer wrote. About $150 worth of ice cream was reported missing. No viable fingerprints could be lifted from the ice cream truck.
SKANK STOP: Around 3 p.m., an officer made four arrests in the same area on Renaissance Parkway. The officer reported a 25-year-old woman allegedly engaged in a sexual act with a 42-year-old man. "Both suspects had their private parts exposed," the officer wrote. Also, the officer arrested another man, 60, for allegedly "removing his penis and exposing himself in public view." The officer also arrested another 42-year-old man for allegedly drinking from a can of beer on a city sidewalk.
SPEED AND DARKNESS: An officer recorded a red 2007 Chevy Impala allegedly going 85 mph on I-85. It was about 9:45 a.m. The driver appeared to be "trying to accelerate as he was changing from lane to lane and passing other motorists at a high rate of speed," the officer noted.
The officer stopped the red Chevy near Buford Highway. The car windows were tinted so dark, they were almost nontransparent, the officer noted. The driver, a 38-year-old man from East Point, rolled down the window. The officer asked for his license. "He was very irritated and stated he left his license at home," the officer wrote. "I asked if he had any form of identification and he sarcastically stated, 'Did you hear what the hell I just said?'"
The officer impounded the man's car and took him to jail. Also, the officer used a tint meter to check the car windows "and they were recorded to be at 14 percent," the officer wrote. The man "claimed they were 20 percent as he purchased his tints at Wal-Mart."
STUPID MOVE OF THE WEEK: One Saturday night, a 28-year-old man said he saw a man known as "Corey" outside a bar. The man said Corey isn't allowed inside the bar because he is a known prostitute. The man said he has given Corey money in the past to help him. Apparently, Corey said he needed a place to stay, so the man took him back to his apartment. The man said they got there around 2 a.m. and fell asleep around 3 a.m. The man said he and Corey did not have sexual relations; he slept in his bedroom and Corey slept on the couch in the living room.
The man said when he woke up the next day, Corey was gone and the front door was unlocked. The man reported the following items missing from his apartment: his wallet, his laptop computer, his iPhone, and a pair of bright yellow hightop shoes. (The shoes are worth $300.)
Items in the Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports. The Blotter Diva compiles them and puts them into her own words.