The Blotter December 26 2009

Bizarre crimes from Atlanta police reports

[image-1]ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREES: Around 6 a.m., surprise visitors appeared at a place that sells Christmas trees on Moreland Avenue. A 21-year-old man said he is the night watchman and he was asleep in a trailer. He said two men came in through the trailer window and took $30 from the cash register. He said when he turned on the light, both men fled. One suspect is described as a very tall man with blond hair and a big nose, and dressed in a black hip-length coat. The second man reportedly has scruffy facial hair, and wore a black coat, a red cap and new Nike shoes.

RUDOLPH RUNS AMOK: On Tell Road, a 33-year-old woman said a deer came running out of the woods and slammed into her car. She said her car, a 2008 silver Ford Mustang, is no longer drivable. Apparently, the deer fled before police arrived.

MOMMA'S HOLIDAY PARTYING: Around 3:30 a.m., a 49-year-old woman was at a MARTA station, trying to report her money stolen. She said she had been drinking with a guy she doesn't know, but he knows her son. The woman said she drank about half a bottle of gin and she was looking to buy alcohol from someone on the street. She said she was at the intersection of Peachtree and Alabama streets when the man snatched $25 from her hand and took off running.

O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL: A 29-year-old man tried to set himself on fire on Campbellton Road. "He said his girlfriend accused him of cheating on her and he denied it," an officer wrote. "He said she continued to make the accusations, and he became angry with her. He said to prove his love for her, he doused his head, shirt and arms with lighter fluid and lit his shirt on fire. He said his girlfriend and a friend of hers put the flames out."

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