The Blotter June 26 2009

Bizarre crimes from Atlanta police reports

[image-1]BIG DAY WITH BJ: A man said he and his wife were kidnapped at gunpoint one morning — and they were forced to get in a blue van and held in Piedmont Park until almost 11 p.m., when the man escaped. He said the kidnappers still had his wife — and he was able to escape because the alleged kidnappers, BJ and another guy, slapped him and got distracted when a police car drove by.

An officer asked, "What did the kidnappers want?" The man said he didn’t know, but they made them sit on this blanket all day with ants crawling around.

The officer asked the man if he could describe the weapon. “[He] said there were so many guns around and so many people,” the officer wrote. “I asked [him] how many kidnappers there were and he said two.”

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(Illustration by Tray Butler)

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