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An officer was on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, working undercover on a drug-related assignment. He was standing near a MARTA bus stop when a woman approached him. She had a deformed left finger and wore a black leather coat. The woman said it was her birthday and she was looking to get high. She said she was down for whatever. The officer said he was waiting for the bus. She said she lived right down the street, and would give him her birthday special of $150 for "head" and "pussy." Then, she said he might be the police. "She then said she would fuck for free, but when we finished she wanted to borrow $100," noted the officer. The woman was arrested for solicitation.

At a residence on Tonawanda Drive, a 79-year-old woman told police that her caregiver, a 28-year-old woman, just had sex with her husband. Then, she said, her husband left the house. The 79-year-old said she owned the house and wanted the caregiver removed. Other family members were contacted and they said the caregiver is supposed to be at the residence, and the 79-year-old woman has dementia and forgets things. The family said the 79-year-old woman's husband has been dead for 10 years.

A 63-year-old woman on Howell Terrace opened a letter and discovered a white powdery substance inside. She dropped the letter and started coughing and itching. The Fire Department arrived and washed down the powdered area. The envelope was sent to a lab.

At a medical facility on Peachtree Street, a female employee said a 33-year-old man became upset after he was told that he couldn't be treated. "I'm gonna get treated or I'm gonna break some stuff," said the man, who had auburn hair and glasses. He banged a clipboard on a table, threw a pen at the medical staff, and walked away. Then, he started pacing back and forth and threatened to come back with a machine gun.

At 2:40 a.m., in a parking lot on Armour Drive, an officer saw a Toyota Camry with two suspicious people in the back seat. The officer approached and saw a 24-year-old Duluth man in the passenger seat. His pants were down around his knees, exposing his penis. A 30-year-old woman, who had removed her shirt, "was crouching over [his] exposed genitalia, with her mouth on his penis," noted the officer.

The officer asked the 24-year-old man to step out of the car. The policeman asked how he knew the woman. The man said he never met her before. Earlier, he was driving around on Ponce de Leon Avenue and he wanted some company so he picked up the woman in front of the Krispy Kreme donut shop. She told him to drive to this parking lot and she would give him oral sex for money. Both were charged with solicitation of sodomy and public indecency. The man wore brown dress pants and a white, button-up shirt. The woman wore jeans and a flannel shirt.

A 26-year-old woman said her brother called and said someone broke into her house on Triumph Circle. The suspect(s) spray-painted the words "Fuck Something Whoe" and "Atlanta, Ga." on the walls. A stick figure was spray-painted on the door. Also, the suspects moved the woman's computer and AT&T Broadband system, but left them by the door. She's not sure if they are damaged.

A 22-year-old woman on Montgomery Ferry Road said the relationship with her ex-boyfriend, 32, is over, but he won't leave her alone. She said he calls her more than 100 times a day and shouts mean things through her door, such as: "Your father should be glad that he isn't alive to know that his daughter is a whorer."

A 25-year-old woman who works in an office building on Piedmont Road said someone called seven times and played gospel music on her voice mail at work. She thinks it's a former employee.

A 57-year-old woman on 5th Street won an auction on eBay. Via e-mail, she corresponded with the person who held the auction, a man who identified himself as living in Brooklyn, N.Y. He asked her to send the money for the auction item to a Western Union in New York. She obliged and sent the $2,300 to Western Union.

One hour and 15 minutes after the woman sent the money, the real person who held the eBay auction -- a female -- contacted the 57-year-old and said someone hacked into her account and sent a bogus e-mail claiming to be her. The 57-year-old contacted the Western Union in New York, but the Brooklyn man had already picked up the $2,300. She notified the FBI.

On Woodbine Avenue, a 51-year-old woman in a gray sweatsuit said a thin woman asked her if she had any crack cocaine. No, said the 51-year-old, who didn't know the thin woman. So the thin woman threw a rock at the 51-year-old's car. The rock hit both the car and the 51-year-old.

A 22-year-old woman and her boyfriend, 31, were talking outside her mother's house on Maxwell Drive. The boyfriend got in his car to leave, and put the car into reverse. The girlfriend took a backward step and fell over a stump in the ground. When she fell, her foot went under the car, just as the boyfriend started backing up. He ran over her foot, before he realized she had fallen. The woman had a bad sprain. She went to Grady Hospital.

A 20-year-old woman on Beatie Avenue said her child's father, 23, came to her house and tried to start an argument. He is angry because she is about to get married to another man. While they were scuffling, he hit her in the head with a soda can. Then, he took her TV and VCR.

An officer saw a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport leaving the parking lot of a bar on Roswell Road. The driver was going 55 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer pulled over the car and spoke with the driver, a 31-year-old woman with glassy eyes and a slurred voice. She blew a .278 on the Breathalyzer. She was taken to jail, where she called the officer a "shithead." Then, she went to the jail restroom, where she urinated in her pants.

At an apartment complex in Gwinnett County, a 19-year-old driver accidentally hit a car belonging to the apartment courtesy officer, a 40-year-old man. After the accident, the 19-year-old man said, the courtesy officer put handcuffs on him and took his driver's license and vehicle registration. The 19-year-old didn't have car insurance. The 40-year-old neglected to call Gwinnett officers to the scene for an accident report. According to the 19-year-old, the courtesy officer said he worked for the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department and his license wouldn't be returned until the 19-year-old paid for the damages to his car.

The 19-year-old agreed to meet the 40-year-old at a business on Metropolitan Parkway, so they could get an estimate on the car damage. After speaking with his brother, the 19-year-old refused to pay for the damages and an argument began. The 19-year-old called Atlanta police. The 40-year-old told the reporting officer that he worked for the Department of Corrections and provides security at the apartment complex in Gwinnett. He also said he was a DeKalb Sheriff's deputy, but provided no badge or ID. He was advised to return the 19-year-old's license and registration. The 19-year-old was advised to contact Gwinnett County in reference to taking out a warrant on the 40-year-old.

All items in the Blotter are taken from actual Atlanta police reports and are public record.

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