Topside blotter February 28 2001
When an Atlanta woman opened the door to let her dog in, she noticed that it was carrying a bone in its mouth.
The woman took the bone to the veterinarian who told her that it appears to be a piece of human spine.
The police were called and the bone was sent to be analyzed.
The woman said that she doesn't know where her dog found the bone.
A 41-year-old Atlanta woman and her boyfriend of 20 years were arguing in their Roswell Road apartment. He told her that he was, "going to make her disappear." He pushed her down and spit in her face. Then he took out a pocket knife, held it to the woman's throat and threatened to kill her. The fight moved to the hallway where the couple's roommate, a 55-year-old woman, came up and confronted the man about bills and he threatened to kill her as well. The man left the apartment and the police were called. The 43-year-old Atlanta man was picked up in the parking lot and was arrested for aggravated assault and making terroristic threats.
A 41-year-old Atlanta man was walking out to his mailbox when two men with pistols jumped out of the bushes.
One of the gunmen said, "Give me the fuck'n money hom'z!", and the man handed over his wallet which contained $642. Then the robbers ordered the man to turn around.
They struck him in the back of the neck and ran away.
A 29-year-old Atlanta woman came home to her apartment on Roswell Road and saw an ex-roommate lying on her bed. She asked how he got in her apartment, but the 37-year-old Atlanta man said, "I'm in charge! I got the property manager to let me in my apartment."
They began to argue and when the woman turned to leave the room he punched her in the arm and pushed her down. She threatened to call the police and he told her, "Call the police, call anybody, I don't care!"
She called the police and the man fled. She told the officers that the man had lived there briefly but she had kicked him out.
An enraged father disagreed with a call and began to yell at the referee of his son's basketball game.
The referee told the man to leave the area, but the man continued to yell and began to push the referee.
The police were called but both men were gone when they arrived.
An officer responded to a domestic dispute on Myrtle Drive.
A 65-year-old woman said she was having a problem because her father, age 87, who has terminal cancer, is in his bed, and her son, age 37, is in the bedroom smoking cigarettes.
She's told her son several times to stay out of the father's room if he wants to smoke, but he insists on smoking in the bedroom.
Police asked the 87-year-old man if he had trouble breathing from the cigarette smoke.
"Yes," he said.
Police asked the son if he would leave the room to smoke.
Police told the son to stand up because he was under arrest.
"If I was going to jail, you will have to fight me," said the son.
The son resisted arrest, but was eventually handcuffed and taken to jail on charges of reckless conduct.
A security officer at Lenox Square mall saw a 27-year-old well-dressed man in a gray shirt and slacks hitting his friends with a loaf of bread. The man was also very loud.
The security guard asked the man to leave.
"Fuck you," yelled the man. "You are just a security officer. What the fuck are you going to do?"
The security officer promptly called a police officer, who arrived on scene.
The man then got into his car and tried to shut the door, but the police officer put his hand on the door, and told him not to leave just yet.
"Fuck you," yelled the man, who had been drinking alcohol. "Get the fuck out of my face. If you put your hands on me, I will kick your fucking ass!"
The man was arrested for disorderly conduct under the influence, obstructing police and criminal trespass.
A 55-year-old woman said she was visiting a female friend, age 47, at a residence on Butner Street and Campbellton Road.
The friend asked the 55-year-old to co-sign on a home loan for her but the 55-year-old refused.
The 55-year-old said while she was inside the house, she fell down the stairs and hurt her ankle. She said her friend refused to call for medical assistance, locked all the burglar bar doors and wouldn't let her out of the house for the rest of the night.
The next morning, another friend stopped by and let the 55-year-old of the house and called an ambulance for her. She had a fracture in her lower leg.
She could not tell police the exact address of where the incident occurred.
With contributions by Lauren Keating.