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A 30-year-old police officer who lives on Bonnie Glen Lane in Hampton, Ga., reported the following: "While at home on the listed date, I walked out to my garage to check on my cat, and a giant opossum was in my garage and attempted to attack my foot. I then used my city-issued o.c. spray [pepper spray] to stop the opossum from biting my foot. I notified my supervisor when I got to work."

Police were advised about a 69-year-old man who has made numerous prank calls to 911 requesting an ambulance for a woman who lives on Georgia Avenue.

The 69-year-old man lives on Bell Street and has several missing teeth.

An officer wrote, "A check of [the woman] on Georgia Avenue always reveals that she is fine and never requested an ambulance. She stated she knows the above suspect but is no longer speaking to the accused and he 'is crazy.'"

At 10:45 a.m., an officer was dispatched to speak with a 34-year-old woman on Westview Drive. The woman said her ex-husband tried to strike her with a knife. "She told me that she first noticed him on the toilet in her house," the officer wrote.

She told the ex-husband to leave. He followed her, and started an argument. Then, the woman noticed a butcher knife in his hands.

The woman said her ex-husband slapped her and tried to strike her with the butcher knife, only to miss and hit the wall of a back room. He fled when she called police.

Police located the ex-husband, brought him back to the house, and asked for his side of the story: He said he stayed at his ex-wife's residence on the previous night, and left in the morning. His ex-wife told him to come back later. When he came back later, another man who lives in the residence let him inside. Then, an argument started between the former couple.

During the argument, the ex-husband noticed a knife on the table. He told his ex-wife, "Don't even think about going for that knife."

He told police he grabbed the knife, so his ex-wife couldn't get it, since she had stabbed him in the past. She bit him, so he pushed her and left the house.

The officer asked where the knife was now. The ex-husband didn't know.

The reporting officer wrote, "Through use of my investigative skills, I noticed a slash on the wall in the back room of the residence."

The knife was found behind the hot water heater, with white paint on it, the same paint as in the back room. The officer also found an open window near the hallway.

"Through use of my investigative skills, I determined [the ex-husband] to be the primary aggressor," wrote the officer.

The ex-husband was arrested for aggravated assault and burglary, among other charges.

A 36-year-old man said he was walking through a parking lot on Tanner Street with a pair of Fubu jeans in his hands.

He said two men approached him from the rear. Suspect No. 1, dressed in red clothing, said, "Give it up," and took the Fubu jeans from him.

The 36-year-old man started to run away. Suspect No. 2, dressed in black clothing, pulled out a gun and shot the 36-year-old in his left leg.

A 27-year-old woman called police and said someone entered her apartment on Delmar Lane while she was gone, and poured bleach all over her clothes and threw everything on the floor.

There was no sign of forced entry. The 27-year-old said she doesn't know who did this to her apartment.

At Hartsfield Airport a 55-year-old woman went into a women's restroom and just stood in the stall area. An officer gave her a criminal trespass warning and asked her to leave.

"Subject went to the MARTA rail keep (sic) peeping at us [another officer] and I then subject returned," wrote the reporting officer. "Subject states that her having to leave the airport was foolish."

The woman, who was not a ticketed passenger, was arrested for loafing and loitering.

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