The Blotter February 19 2009

Bizarre crimes from Atlanta police reports

[image-1]LOOSING BETTY BOOP, PART I: A 26-year-old woman said she was walking to the bus stop at Cerro Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive when she heard a car drive up behind her — and suddenly, the car's lights went out. The woman said she looked at the time and started running because she didn't want to miss the bus. She said she was almost to the corner when she heard a man behind her. She turned and said, "You scared me." The man reportedly said, "Give me your bag." The woman said she didn't have anything. The man reportedly said, "I'm going to shoot you." She said, "Here, take the bag." Her bag is a purple Betty Boop backpack, which contained her nursing set for school (worth $100). The nursing set includes a stethoscope, blood pressure cuffs, and a penlight, a Nikon digital camera and a drug guidebook. She said the man ran away — and she never actually saw a gun.

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(Illustration by Tray Butler)

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