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Around 4:30 a.m. on Memorial Drive, an officer saw a 45-year-old woman with a plastic cup in her hand. The cup contained alcohol, so the officer asked her to dump it out. She got agitated and said she was "cleansing the world of its sins." Then she drank the contents of the cup, and tossed the cup on the ground. She was arrested for drinking in public, drinking near a liquor store, and littering.

On Gertrude Place, a 47-year-old man and his older brother argued about who was next in line to use the bathroom. During the spat, the brother threatened to kill him several times. The brother said, "I am going to hell or jail today," and, "You better buck, because I am going to kill you." The 47-year-old said his brother never laid a hand on him, but he still felt that his life was in danger. He said in the past, his brother threatened him and shot at him. The mother, age 76, confirmed that her older son repeatedly threatened her younger son, but she wasn't specific about what was said. The older brother went to jail.

A 21-year-old woman met a 41-year-old man with a Harley-Davidson tattooed on his left arm. They went out on a date. The next day, the 41-year-old man started talking about how he was getting evicted from his apartment and he wanted to move in with her. She said he was moving too fast and she didn't want to talk to him anymore. He left her a message on her phone that said, "I'm a grown man; you can't do this to me. I'm not going to get mad, I'm going to get even." Her apartment manager told her that the 41-year-old man was standing outside her apartment, yelling her name.

A 32-year-old Lawrenceville man said his truck broke down and a tow truck picked him up near Metropolitan Parkway. He asked the tow-truck driver to drop him off at a motel on Forrest Hills Drive, with his truck. While at the motel, the Lawrenceville man said, a woman wrapped in a bed sheet walked out of a room. She had long blond hair and called herself "Snowflake." She asked if he wanted to go to her room, and he accepted. Once inside, three women demanded money from him. The women assaulted him and took his gold cross necklace, $40, and keys to the truck. He had minor head injuries.

A 24-year-old woman on Kimberly Way recently broke up with her boyfriend. He came over to return her car keys. Then he walked into her apartment to retrieve his laptop. The ex-boyfriend got upset because she was dressed up and headed to a job interview. So he tore her pants and shirt. He didn't hit her, but fled upon learning that the police had been called.

At a liquor store on Jonesboro Road, a pony-tailed woman said a male acquaintance threw a bottle at her after she said to him, "Look at him, he got that hot-ass sweater on." She said the bottle shattered, and a piece broke off and cut her face. Medics treated her on scene and released her.

A 29-year-old man said he was out with his girlfriend of two weeks, and now she wouldn't leave. She was sitting on the front porch of his home on Morningside Place, so he called police. When officers arrived, the man said he felt uncomfortable around the girlfriend. The girlfriend, age 33, said she was drinking during their date and they had a disagreement concerning their sexual relationship. She agreed to leave. The officer drove her to the Waffle House on Cheshire Bridge Road, where she hailed a cab to her home.

At a parking garage on Ponce de Leon Avenue, a man asked a courier to move his car, which was improperly parked. He said the courier told him to stop being so country and go back inside, or he would kick his ass.

A 44-year-old man on Grand Avenue said a male neighbor walked into his home and started hitting him with a stick and a broken crutch. The neighbor accused him of stealing a bicycle. The 44-year-old suffered bruises on his arm.

A 55-year-old woman called police and said she wanted the horses out of her yard and the guy that lives in the yellow house up the street owns the horses. This is not the first time the horses have wandered into the yard, she said. Previously, she has called Animal Control and the owner has threatened her and she is scared of him. So police went to the yellow house and knocked on the door. The officer talked to the woman who lives upstairs in the yellow house. She went down to the 55-year-old woman's house and tried to move the horses, but the horses wouldn't cooperate. She contacted the owner and he said he was on his way home to get the horses out of the yard. "The horses were still in the yard at the time of this report," noted the officer.

At Hartsfield Airport's South Terminal, a 51-year-old man was urinating on the wall and floor behind the Delta ticket counter. When questioned, the 51-year-old said he couldn't wait to make it to the restroom and had to go. He was arrested and taken to jail. The 51-year-old is a salesman from Jacksonville, Fla.

A 31-year-old man gave his wallet to a female friend while he was a patient at Grady Hospital. He said he and the woman were supposed to get an apartment together because they were both homeless. However, she stole his wallet, which contained no money, but held his ID, birth certificate and Social Security card.

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

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