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The Blotter: Nobody boot; nobody get choked

Yet another revival of CL's infamous police blotter

A disgruntled driver throttled a Midtown parking attendant for allegedly booting his car illegally. He was abruptly arrested.

While the parking employee tried to leave the lot, "a male came up to his car and kicked the driver door and reached into the vehicle and tried to choke him," according to the Atlanta Police Department's incident report.

There was indeed a "large dent' in the driver-door, according to the report.

The alleged strangler, who claimed he was permitted by the nearby Smoothie King's owner to station his whip on-site, admitted he seized the moment after he discovered the obstruction installed on his wheel. He asked the attendant to detach the boot, but to no avail.

"He stated that (the booter) began to drive off, and he kicked the door and reached into the vehicle and grabbed his throat," the document says. The choker was then cuffed and charged with criminal damage to property and simple battery.

Disclaimer: Creative Loafing is once again rebooting (pun intended) its police blotter. But this time, things are different. We're going to experiment with posting two incidents per day while we shift into a new gear here at HQ.



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