The Blotter May 08 2010

Bizarre crimes from Atlanta police reports

[image-1]FUNNY MONEY: An officer dealt with an upset man on Lynhurst Drive. The man said several months ago, he got a call from a stranger saying the man had won the lottery. The officer wrote, "The suspect said that a requirement to collect the grand prize was to prepay President Obama. [The man] was required to make payments to the suspect over several months. [The man] made an estimated dozen payments totaling about $15,000."

The man said he called police when he discovered he was being scammed and the suspect kept asking him for money. The man said when he told the suspect there would be no more payments, the suspect threatened to take the man's family to Texas. The suspect reportedly said he would leave the man's family at the border if he did not comply. The man is now fully aware that he was scammed with the fake lottery call, the officer wrote.

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