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Topside blotter November 18 2000

A DRUNKEN 19-YEAR-OLD Atlanta man wearing pajamas was seen walking in the middle of Roswell Road. The man had stopped traffic and was yelling profanities at motorists. When the police approached, the man yelled profanities at the officer as he was placed under arrest for underage possession of alcohol and public drunkenness.

A manager of a movie theater received a fax which contained her name and an arrow pointing to a drawing of a person hanging from a noose. The fax also said, "Die!" ?
Another fax had a drawing of the outside of the movie theater and it was signed "an old employee."?
The manager, a 38-year-old Norcross woman, called the police. She told police she believes she is being harassed by an employee she fired six days before for being under the influence of marijuana. Since then, the manager's tires have been slashed twice and she fears bodily harm.
A motorist saw a man bending his car's license plate so it couldn't be read before getting in and driving away with three other men. ?
When the car passed a man with a briefcase on the street, one of the men in the back seat jumped out wearing a bandana across his face. He reached down his pants as if reaching for a gun and demanded the man give him the briefcase or he'd shoot. The man dropped the briefcase and the man wearing the bandana grabbed it and got back in the car. ?
A little while later, the motorist who saw the men obscure the car's tag saw the driver bending the license plate back into place. ?
The police were called. The victim told police he had strands of pearls in the briefcase worth $100,000.
A police officer observed a car traveling on Ga. 124 veer out of the lane five times. When the car was pulled over at a nearby gas station, the officer asked the woman driver for her license and proof of insurance. ?
She said he made her nervous and she needed to go to the bathroom. He again asked for her license and proof of insurance. She continued to fumble through her car and would not look at the officer. ?
The officer asked for her information two more times, and she still refused to comply and said she was looking for her cellular phone. The officer noted a moderate odor of alcohol coming from inside the car and saw a clear plastic cup containing yellow liquid. When asked how much she had to drink that night and where she had been, the woman replied she might have had one glass of wine at her friend's house and she was returning to that residence. ?
The driver finally handed over her driver's license and continued to look for her cell phone. She was asked several times to get out of the car, but she refused. ?
The officer called for a backup car. The woman finally got out of the car. She was unsteady and used the car's door frame to assist her. She was very defiant and uncooperative and would not listen to instructions for the field sobriety evaluation. ?
She was unable to perform any of the evaluations. She was arrested for DUI and failing to drive within a single lane. She would not respond to any questions.
A 21-year-old Atlanta man and his 24-year-old wife were arguing because the man had stayed out all night. The woman took a knife and grabbed the man by the shirt and cut through it and his T-shirt underneath. ?
The man called 911 and the woman put the knife away. When the police arrived, the woman told them she wasn't trying to cut her husband, she was only trying to cut his clothes because he had destroyed some of her stuff. ?
The woman was charged with aggravated assault.
A 49-year-old cab driver picked up a drunken 23-year-old Atlanta man and was about to take him where he wanted to go when the man suddenly decided to climb out of the taxi's window. The man fell to the pavement and an ambulance was called. ?
The man became belligerent to the paramedics and the police officer on the scene. The cab driver told police the man had damaged the cab's window when he climbed through. ?
The man was charged with criminal trespass and public drunkenness.
Debra Warlick contributed to this report.





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