The Blotter February 06 2010

Bizarre crimes from Atlanta police reports

[image-1]HOLY WATER! An officer responded to a 911 hang-up call on Austin Road. A 60-year-old grandmother and her 41-year-old daughter were arguing over "letting the kids get baptized," the officer wrote. The grandmother said her daughter got mad and "started trying to baptize her by holding her down and pouring bottles of water on her," the officer wrote. The two children, both 9, said they saw their mother holding down their grandmother against her will. The mother said she was trying to keep the grandmother away from her son while he was getting ready for church and that's why she held the grandmother down. The officer noted that the grandmother's clothes and the floor "appeared to be wet with empty water bottles on the dresser." The mother was arrested for disorderly conduct — she went to jail instead of church.

SPIRITUAL RISING: A 30-year-old woman said she was sleeping in her bed when God told her to wake up. She said she looked outside at her car — and her windshield was smashed and a woman named "China" was running away. The 30-year-old woman said she ran outside and chased China briefly. Then, she said she saw China jump into her ex-boyfriend's car. The woman said she did not know why China would smash her windshield with a stone. The woman lives on Fedora Way.

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