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Bizarre crimes from Atlanta police reports



DIXIE VIXON: A man told police that a woman "wearing Daisy Dukes ... snatched $400 and stuffed it in her butt so that he could not get it back," an officer wrote. The man said a $100 bill fell out as the woman sped away in a white Cadillac Deville -- but she still had $300 of his money.

The man said he reported the incident and then drove around looking for the woman near Harwell Road because he'd heard she lives near there. He said he spotted the woman's car parked outside a Mrs. Winner's restaurant on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. So he called police again. An officer went inside the Mrs. Winner's and found the suspect – a 40-year-old woman wearing a pink shirt and Daisy Dukes. She went to jail on a theft charge.

FIRESTARTER'S REASONING: A small grass fire broke out near Peachtree Street. A 27-year-old man said he noticed another man, wearing a red sweater and khaki pants, setting leaves on fire with a lighter. The 27-year-old man put out the fire and called police.

A police officer said he circled the area and spotted a man wearing khaki pants and a red sweater. The officer asked the man if he knew anything about a fire in the area. "Yes," the man replied.

The officer wrote, "I then asked if he knew who started the fire. He said me. I asked why. He stated, 'I was bored.'" The man, 68, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

DOUBLE WHAMMY: A 31-year-old woman said her longtime boyfriend broke up with her on Mother's Day so he could date her best friend. The woman said she was fine with that; she was trusting the Lord to help her and wished them happiness.

She said three days later, she got calls and texts from both her ex-boyfriend and former friend calling her "all kinds of bitches and hoes." Then, she said, the ex-boyfriend sent her a text stating, "When I see you, I'm going to beat your ass," and if they ever saw her on the street, he would get her former friend to jump her.

The 31-year-old woman said she got 50 texts from them in two days – and they called the shelter where she is staying and said she had committed suicide, causing frantic staffers to come to her room to check on her. The 31-year-old woman said she feels very threatened by the texts and calls. A police officer advised her to take out a restraining order against the ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend.

NOT-SO-SMOOTH MOVE: At a smoothie shop on Marietta Street, a female employee said a man gave her a fake $20 bill and bought $6 worth of lottery tickets. She gave him $14 in change. Apparently, the man left the store on his bike.

About an hour later, the female employee talked with a police officer. He asked why she didn't call police sooner. The woman said she called 911 several times, but no one showed up. "I then asked her what happened to the fake $20 bill," the officer wrote. "She stated to me that she washes the money and when she found out that it was fake $20 bill, she threw it out." No further information.

PERILS OF INTERNET DATING: One Friday night, a 52-year-old man said he brought a female friend to his apartment on Peachtree Road. The man said he met the woman on a dating website and this was their first date. He said he put his Rolex watch on his dresser, and about an hour later he noticed that his Rolex was missing. The man said he questioned the woman, but she denied taking his watch. He searched his apartment, but couldn't find his Rolex, worth $1,500. The man told police he knows the woman's phone number and where she lives.

BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN? A man said someone spray-painted "Happy Super 28th May 14th 2010" on a rented trailer parked on Englewood Avenue. No suspects.

OVEREXPOSED: An officer got a call about a woman taking off her clothes at a gas station on Northside Drive at around 10:30 a.m. When the officer arrived, he saw the woman cursing through the door of a nearby hair salon. According to a salon employee, the woman was seen walking up the street earlier in the day, exposing her breasts and vagina.

Also, the officer spoke with the gas station's owner. He said several customers told him that a woman was standing outside, exposing herself. The owner said he walked outside and saw the woman removing her clothes. The owner said this is an ongoing problem, and the same woman has previously been arrested for removing her clothes near his gas station. The woman, 39, went to jail on an indecent exposure charge.

BEST IN SHOW? A Forrest Park woman said she was a judge at a talent show at a middle school on Benjamin W. Bickers Drive. The woman said that during the talent show, she put her purse on the floor next to her. During the intermission, she left her purse on the floor and got some snacks. The intermission was from 6-6:30 p.m.

After the talent show, the woman left. She said she didn't notice her wallet was missing until she stopped to get gas around 8:30 p.m. A police officer wrote, "I advised [the woman] that I will do a report on the incident and that she needs to talk to a school detective on Monday morning to see if they can locate her missing Coach wallet, with her driver's license, bank cards, and $800 cash."

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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