Police (Off)Beat | Heat wave makes victim of ice cream truck
10:27 amJuly 14, 2011, by George Mathis
It’s so hot in Atlanta they’re carjacking ice cream trucks. One such vehicle was recovered, sans frigid treats, off Cascade Road.
It's hot out there.
A man who received a free box fan from the City of Atlanta was robbed of it on Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard by a man with a “Southern” accent.
An off-duty Atlanta police officer called police to report a homeless man stole his drink.
A 27-year-old Winder woman visiting a Lawrenceville Highway hotel to smoke crack was punched in the face by a “friend” and robbed of her Honda Accord and purse.
A juvenile at a Cobb drug rehab center told police she fears for her life after a roommate used a hair straightener and paper clips to forcibly tattoo her.
A convicted child molester continues to pick on people not his own age. This time he’s in jail on charges of repeatedly forcing a Decatur couple, ages 87 and 88, to give him cash.
Crime must pay pretty well. An alleged pot dealer who hit two cars at the intersection of Ponce de Leon and N. Indian Creek while fleeing from DeKalb police had $1,475 and a “large bag” of marijuana.
A woman dressed like a street walker was not allowed to enter to a DeKalb courtroom to fight “loitering for sex” charges.
Atlanta police stopped a woman who was sipping Four Loko and stumbling onto Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. She said she was a “[bleep] boy” and pulled up on her shirt and down on her shorts to reveal incongruous sexual features. When asked if she had anything in her shorts, the suspect said “Yeah, a big fat [bleep].”
A man who hastily wheeled into a handicapped parking space at an Atlanta apartment complex told police he was just there to pick up a dime bag and would rat out a dealer named “Zeus” if they let him go.
A Marietta woman used Craigslist to sell $6,000 of furniture from a home she rented on England Place, according to a warrant.
An Atlanta mother dropping off stuff for her child, who was staying at his father’s house, was accosted in the Landau Lane home by the man’s sister, who pulled a gun and smashed out a car window as mom attempted to drive off. The mother called police, who found the sister sitting on a handgun. Under the sister’s bed they found the mother’s missing purse.
Police responding to a report of a pedestrian hit on Trinity Avenue found a woman lying on the street three feet from one of her shoes and 10 feet from a bowl of Ramen noodles. A group of the woman’s allies were yelling at the driver of a car. When police told her she would be charged with obstructing a roadway unless she got up, the woman “hopped” up and said “It wasn’t my idea, they told me to lay down!”
An Atlanta woman asked her children’s father to watch the kids while she was out of town. When she returned, her laptop was missing. She asked her ex about it and he said he’d been trying to crack her password for days and refused to give it back.
A 23-year-old Decatur man angry at neighbor kids shot five times at adults on a Highland Place apartment patio. He missed.