The Blotter March 13 2010

Bizarre crimes from Atlanta police reports

[image-1]FASHION MELTDOWN: Around 7:30 a.m., police got a call from a coffee shop on Edgewood Avenue about a suspicious man in the bathroom. When a police sergeant arrived, the man fled out the back door. The sergeant got on police radio and described the man as wearing a peach-colored dress and no shoes. The man "darted into traffic on Jackson Street, causing vehicles to come to a sudden halt and move into the next lane to avoid hitting [him]," an officer wrote.

Police detained the man at Old Wheat and Jackson streets and charged him with pedestrian in roadway. An officer wrote, "When I asked [the man] why he ran, he stated that he didn't want police to see him in a dress."

The man, 27, went to jail. Apparently, he left behind some miscellaneous clothing in the upstairs bathroom at the coffee shop.

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(Illustration by Tray Butler)

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