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A 33-year-old Conyers man called police from a location on Piedmont Avenue and 12th Street, saying he had been beaten and his truck was stolen. An officer investigated and figured out that the man had picked up a prostitute around 6 a.m. and gone to a location on Ponce de Leon Avenue. At this location, the man said, several men beat him because he didn't have money for drugs. One man stole his truck.

Another police unit was dispatched to the Ponce location. There, officers spotted the man's truck, still parked in the parking lot. A citizen told police the man tried to buy drugs, and attempted to grab both the money and drugs and escape in his truck. But the truck stalled and the man was pulled from the truck and beaten. The man was taken to DeKalb Medical Center for minor bruises.

A 58-year-old woman on Donnebrook Lane said her son, age 36, started screaming that they were trying to kill him for his $150 million dollars. The son attacked his mother, striking her left cheek. His sister tried to stop him, and received a blow to the forehead. An officer talked to the son, noting that he seemed very upset and wanted his mother to give him his $150 million. "He told me that his family had paid off the neighborhood, keeping his money away from him," the officer reported. The son, who still lives with his mother, was charged with battery.

A 27-year-old Kennesaw woman said another woman (who is 6 feet tall and weighs 250 pounds) told the 27-year-old that she had a go-cart for sale for $950. The Kennesaw woman didn't know the other woman's name, but met her in a parking lot on Greenbriar Parkway. The 27-year-old wanted to buy the go-cart, and gave the unknown woman $950 cash. The other woman said she would go get the go-cart, and asked the 27-year-old to wait in the parking lot. The other woman left in a gold car. After about an hour, the other woman still hadn't returned. The Kennesaw woman called her husband, who called police.

A 46-year-old woman in an apartment on Martin Luther King Drive said her live-in boyfriend, 34, got angry because his dinner was too hot. He'd been drinking all day, and every time he drinks he gets upset over nothing, claimed the woman. He picked up a TV and threw it across the room, breaking it. Then, he went outside and jumped onto the hood of her car. He kicked her windshield three times, shattering it. She drove away. She told police her boyfriend was on probation and was supposed to attend anger management classes.

The boyfriend admitted to throwing the TV. He said he jumped on the car and smashed the windshield because someone was trying to run him over. In the apartment, the officer saw broken glass and food spread from the living room to the hallway. The boyfriend was charged with damaging property.

A 40-year-old man said someone threw eggs on his '96 Jeep Cherokee, which was parked in front of his home on Hosea Williams Drive. Someone also threw grits and chili around the front of the vehicle. The man said his neighbor's car, which was parked nearby, was untouched.

A 54-year-old man on Mt. Paran Road said a woman keeps calling his home and threatening to back a truck up his driveway and take all his furniture. The 54-year-old and his wife are renting the home via the woman's company. The woman claims they have defaulted on their contract; the 54-year-old denies this. The 54-year-old said he bought all the furniture in the house. He said the woman has been making harassing calls since September, and she also enters their home when no one is there and moves furniture around.

A 23-year-old woman on Henry Thomas Boulevard said a man she knows only as "Poochie" threatened to kill her because she drank some of his alcohol. She doesn't know Poochie's real name or address.

In an apartment complex on South Pharr Court, a 63-year-old woman said there was a paper bulls-eye, with her name written on it, posted in the apartment elevator. She said several residents have made threats against her in the past.

Several officers went to execute a search warrant at a home on Wyman Street. They exited their vehicles and "began forcing entry in the house while yelling, 'Atlanta Police -- search warrant,'" wrote the reporting officer. Once inside, the officers realized they were at a home on Clifton Street, not Wyman Street. The two streets run parallel to each other, the reporting officer noted, and both houses are white with burglar bars. The reporting officer explained to the female resident that they entered her home by mistake. Officers replaced the door they damaged on her front porch.

A 41-year-old man on South Gordon Street said his ex-girlfriend broke into his apartment and damaged his TV by dumping shampoo into it. She also took his VCR, he said, keyed his car and came over in the middle of the night and threatened him with a knife. The ex-girlfriend said she had returned the VCR, which he had actually loaned to her. She denied the other accusations. She was given a criminal trespass warning but wasn't charged "due to lack of probable cause at the scene," wrote the officer. Police took her to the West End MARTA station.

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