The Blotter October 24 2009

Bizarre crimes from Atlanta police reports

HANGING OUT: An officer saw a man — wearing a button-down shirt and “no pants, no underwear,” according to the police rport — walking down Ponce de Leon Avenue. When the man spotted the officer’s patrol car, he reportedly hid behind a bush near a clothing store. “The male hid behind the bush, peeking around and over the bush every couple of seconds,” the officer wrote. “I approached the male and he placed a black shoulder bag over his exposed genitals. I asked the male if there were any problems. He stated he was, ‘hanging out.’ I asked him why he was not wearing any pants. He stated that he ‘wasn’t prostituting.’”

The officer asked the man why he wasn’t wearing any pants or underwear. The man said his pants were ripped while he was at a club on 10th Street. The man said he just left the club, but the officer noted that the club closes at 2:30 a.m. — and it was now 5:47 a.m.

The officer wrote, “I asked him to place the ripped pants back on his body — he took two pair of pants out of his bag. Neither pair was ripped in any way as to cause the gentleman’s genitalia to be exposed.” The officer asked the man again: What’s wrong with your pants? “He stated that they were ripped ‘at the bottom of the pant legs at the cuff,’” the officer wrote. “At this point, the male stated, ‘Take me to jail.’”

The 38-year-old man was charged with indecency and carrying a concealed weapon because he allegedly had a straight razor. He went to jail.

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