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Bizarre crimes from Atlanta police reports

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MOTHER-IN-LAW GONE MAD? A woman said her mother-in-law is constantly calling her apartment on Roswell Road – and leaving hateful, nasty messages. She said her four kids had been exposed to the profanity-laced tirades in her mother-in-law’s messages and calls.

She played two messages for a police officer. “The first message accused [her] and her husband of stealing, and said that there was $12,000 in charges on [the mother-in-law’s] credit card and said [she] better get her money,” the officer wrote. “The second message was very degrading and profanity-filled, telling [the woman] that she should go turn tricks on Peachtree to get the money, but she is too nappy-headed, fat and ugly to make any money. The caller called her a whore and the message was quite surprising.”     

The mother-in-law is a 65-year-old woman who lives on Fountain Drive. The officer told the woman to save the messages in case they are needed in the future.

MOMMY COMPLEX: On Kimberly Way, a 28-year-old woman said she returned to her apartment and found a message written on her bathroom mirror: “Shut your mouth, luv mommy.” The woman said she wasn’t sure who wrote the message – until her friend called and left a voicemail saying, “I told [you] I can get in whenever I want.” Her friend is 10 years older than she is. The 28-year-old woman said she left a copy of her apartment key in her friend’s car when she was dropped off a few days ago. Also, she said her friend may have stolen $300 from her purse while she was in the apartment.

FRIEND OR FOE: A man said he was carjacked on Fletcher Street, around 7:45 a.m. He said a suspect flagged him down and ordered, “Get out of the car.” The man said he got out of his 2007 black Chevy Impala – and the suspect jumped in and drove away.
The reporting police officer asked him why he waited so long to call 911. “He stated he was knocking on doors and no one would call 911 for him,” the officer wrote. “I later found out that the victim had a working cell phone in his pocket that he could have used to call 911.” The man said he is staying at a hotel in Hapeville – and he was in the area that morning dropping off friends. “The whole time I was talking with the victim, it appeared he was being evasive with his answers,” the officer wrote.  
The man said his friends are known only as "Tater Head" and "Tee." Apparently, Tater Head is a 40-year-old man, and Tee is a 42-year-old woman – and they both weigh about 200 pounds. The man said he has known Tater Head and Tee for about eight months – and he was playing cards with them last night when Tater Head and Tee argued. “The victim stated that Tater Head found out that Tee has been in a sexual relationship with the victim and became upset… . Tater Head and Tee are boyfriend/girlfriend.”
The man doesn’t know if Tater Head had anything to do with the carjacking.

RHYMES WITH “GEEKY”: A man nicknamed “Deeky” walked into a library on Lakewood Avenue and started arguing with a library employee over money. After Deeky left, the library manager called police and said he doesn’t want Deeky to ever return to the library. An officer tried to find Deeky at his sister’s house, but he wasn’t there. The sister refused to give police Deeky’s real name – but she said she would tell him to stay away from the library.

DOGGED DETERMINATION? On Leah Lane, a 26-year-old woman said all her drainpipes in her back yard were dug up from underground. She said she didn’t see anyone digging up her yard, but she found her pipes on the ground, along with plastic pieces of piping. She said she doesn’t know if someone is targeting her yard or if some dogs dug up the pipes – because there is a pack of dogs running in the neighborhood.

TRASH TALK: A man walked into a police precinct and said two garbage cans belonging to the city of Atlanta were stolen from the Verbena Street playground. The man is an employee of the Atlanta Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. According to the police report, “The cans are estimated at a value of $1,600.” (The Blotter Diva is stunned. Taxpayer dollars… how can two trash cans cost $1,600?)

STONER COLLATORAL? At a bank on Metropolitan Parkway, the manager said drugs were found near the exit door. “The narcotics were identified as suspected marijuana and were packed in a sandwich bag with 31 individual red small baggies,” an officer reported. No suspects.

TIRESOME PROBLEM: A man said someone dumped about 70 tires behind his grocery store on Whitefoord Avenue. “[He] presented some mail found in the Dumpster, saying those persons may have been involved in the incident,” an officer wrote. No witnesses.

WIDE-LEGGED STANCE? At Philips Arena, an officer working an extra job learned of “two males inside the restroom stall, masturbating.” The officer went to the restroom and found a 44-year-old man from Emporia, Va., in the stall with another man. When the Virginia man walked out, “I asked for some form of identification,” the officer wrote. “[He] gave me his first name and started running out the bathroom [and into] the arena.” The officer chased him, caught him and arrested him. No word on what happened to the other man inside the bathroom stall.

Items in the Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports. The Blotter Diva compiles them and puts them into her own words.

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