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An officer was sent to a specialty store on Cheshire Bridge Road, regarding an armed man threatening several women. The man was crouched behind a car in the parking lot.

The officer spoke with a 22-year-old female entertainer who worked at the specialty store. She said, "The guy came in and paid for a room. We went into a room and I danced for him. He started touching me so I put my clothes back on. He said that he wanted more and that he paid for it. I tried to open the door because he was scaring me. He held the door shut, so I started screaming for ... our security. I got out of the room and the guy followed me. [The security guard] came out and tried to reason with him. The guy said, 'I'm starting to get mad now,' and grabbed me. He pulled my hair and starting hitting me with his fist."

The security guard said the man pulled a knife on him. Another entertainer, a female 23-year-old, said the man shoved her into a glass wall. Another entertainer, a female 22-year-old with strawberry-blond hair, said, "I sprayed him."

The man, a 54-year-old from Carrollton, Ga., said, "I paid $90 and all she did was dance for five minutes and then she put her clothes back on. She told me it was $20 extra for something special. I gave her the money but she just put her clothes back on." Police seized the man's buck knife and arrested him for aggravated assault and battery.

At a cafe on Simpson Road, a female employee refused to let a young woman use the restroom. The young woman (age 18-20) made threats and profane comments before she left. Then, the young woman returned in a cream-colored car and threw a brick through the storefront window causing $200 in damage.

A 31-year-old Watkinsville woman had a date with a man and returned to his apartment on South Pharr Court after the date. She heard her date talking on the phone. Shortly after the phone call, the date's girlfriend entered the apartment. (The phone call had been from her.) The girlfriend threatened to kill the Watkinsville woman.

The Watkinsville woman hid in the bathroom until police arrived. Police allowed her to gather her belongings and drove her to the precinct, where her sister picked her up.

A 34-year-old man parked his truck near his home on Glenwood Avenue. When he returned to the car, he found seven black T-shirts and one blue T-shirt in his truck. He said he wanted to turn the listed T-shirts over to police. They were turned in as evidence.

A 61-year-old man walked into the Auburn Avenue police precinct at 8 a.m. to report that he had misplaced some items and money. The 61-year-old said he had had $350 in his pocket, along with two pocket knives and an electric razor, but he doesn't remember if anyone took it or not. He said his guess is two men took his money, but he couldn't describe either man.

A 37-year-old man said he entered a gas station on Moreland Avenue and began to warm up a cup of Ramen Noodles. Then, he said, the store clerk removed him from the store, hit him with a baton all over his body and pulled a gun on him.

The clerk, a 48-year-old man with a ponytail and stubble, said he told the man to leave and the man became agitated. The clerk said he escorted the man out of the store. Once outside, the clerk said, the man tripped over a concrete block, got up and fell again. The clerk said the man had a criminal trespass warning not to be in the store. He said he had the baton in his hand, but never used it.

The 37-year-old man said his friend witnessed the event. But police noted that the friend was very drunk. The 37-year-old was drunk, too. No charges were filed.

A 38-year-old man said he was "life-flighted" to Grady Hospital from an accident scene on I-75 south of Hiawassee, Ga. He said he was conscious and alert when he arrived at Grady, and his clothes and belongings were put in a plastic bag.

The man said he was moved several times while at Grady, due to his severe cut. A month later, when he got his belongings back, he opened his wallet and discovered that $400 was missing, and his watch (valued at $980) was gone.

At an apartment on Morris Street, a 55-year-old man was helping his landlord lay some carpet. The landlord got mad and threw a pair of scissors at the 55-year-old, striking him in the knee. The 55-year-old said the scissors went into his knee about a half-inch, but he didn't go to the hospital until the next day because it started to hurt and swell. He said this was not the first time his landlord threw something at him, and he was tired of it. The landlord is a thin 30-year-old man.

A 70-year-old man on Thomas Drive said he was having difficulty breathing and a female acquaintance had stolen his inhaler. He didn't actually see the woman take the inhaler. Police took the man to Grady Hospital.

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

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