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A 38-year-old man found what he believes are human bones in the closet of his home on Melante Drive. His roommate may have put the bones in his closet, he said. The man's roommate is a 71-year-old man. The bones were turned into the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office.

A married couple got into a spat at their home on Westboro Drive. The argument started when the wife asked her husband to take her out to eat. The husband, age 51, said their money was running low and it would be better if they made a meal from the food in the refrigerator. The wife got furious. She grabbed a handgun from the back bedroom and said, "If you don't want to take me to get something to eat, you ain't takin' nobody to get anything to eat." Then, she walked onto the porch and shot the front tire on their Toyota Camry. The husband recently had a heart transplant and the "least excitement can cause irreversible damage," according to the police report.

The wife was jailed for assault.

A 39-year-old woman on Delano Drive received harassing phone calls from the mother of her boyfriend's children. The woman called her at least 20 times within 11 hours, she says. The caller left a message saying, "Fat bitch, me and my children need some money. My kids need school clothes, bring us our money, stupid bitch." An officer listened to the messages. On one message, the woman had her small child repeat offensive language after her. Repeating after his mother, the child said, "Fuck you, stupid bitch, fat bitch, bring me my money, hoe." The officer noted that the child was so young that he was "barely able to speak clear English yet."

Around 2 a.m. at a Buckhead nightclub, a Roswell man was getting ready to leave. Another man came up and punched him in the face. The other man said the Roswell man stepped on his girlfriend's toe. The Roswell man said he didn't know he stepped on the woman's toe, but that was no reason for a punch in the face. The other man left the club, and the Roswell man went to the hospital, where he got about 10 stitches on his lip.

On Brewer Boulevard, a 45-year-old man said he was studying on his back porch when a friend walked up. The 45-year-old offered his friend some food. The friend said he didn't want any food, and punched the 45-year-old in the face. The friend fled before police arrived.

At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a woman put her tote bag on the airport screening machine. Airport employees found a 9-inch knife inside the tote bag. The woman said she was traveling with a church group. An FBI agent was advised.

A 35-year-old man has been working out of his home on Northside Parkway for the last six weeks. He called police and said he believes someone has been harassing and following him for the past three years. "He has reported this to the FBI and Homeland Security, who both referred him to local police," the officer wrote. "He says that while working on the computer, he can hear people talking about what he is doing." Further, the man believes his office is bugged, and someone is using the bugs to harass him.

A police report was filed.

A woman called police and said a man broke into her home on Wellswood Drive and raped her. Police arrived, and several inconsistencies arose in her story. Eventually, the woman admitted that no one broke into her home; instead, she was picked up by a man in a black jeep at a grocery store on Moreland Avenue. She agreed to have sex with the man in exchange for money. She brought him home, and they had sex. Then, the man said he needed to go to his jeep to get the money. He walked outside and drove away -- without paying her. The woman got mad and decided to fabricate the rape story. The woman said she saved the condom that was used and had a washcloth with semen on it, which police could use to identify the man. The woman felt the man should be arrested for not paying her. "I explained to her that the agreement she had with this male to have sex for money was not legal and she could be subject to charges as well," the officer wrote.

No charges filed.

A man was walking through Woodruff Park when another man said, "Come over here, I have to tell you something." The first man leaned over to hear what the man had to say, and the other man put his tongue in his ear.

The other man fled before police arrived.

Police responded to a bomb threat at a mailbox on Jobeth Avenue. A fire team arrived and opened the package, which turned out to be a makeup case and a soda.

A man walked into a grocery store on Ponce de Leon Avenue and put 22 sticks of deodorant in a bag. Then, he tried to leave the store. He was busted for shoplifting. The 22 sticks of deodorant are worth $76.14.

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

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