Sandy Springs blotter: Stupidity has no age minimum

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” — Albert Einstein

This kid earned a triple Einstein:

A school bus, leaving a school in Roswell, was headed for the only bus stop in Sandy Springs — at Abernathy and Roswell Roads — and passed the intersection of Sugar Mill and Roswell Roads, just north of the Northridge Road intersection.

A student who was a passenger on the bus decided not to take the bus to the Abernathy Road but instead to exit the bus near his apartment where the bus was currently passing. He opened the emergency exit at the rear of the bus and jumped out.

Although the bus was not moving at the speed limit, it was still moving and his landing was not smooth. The student suffered non-life threatening head injuries and a number of abrasions. He was taken to North Fulton Hospital. Charges are pending.

Among other recent reports filed with Sandy Springs Police:


5900 block of Roswell Road: The owner of a hair shop said three women came in and browsed the shelves. As one woman bought a product, another woman stole a bottle of hair oil. The clerk tried to prevent the woman from leaving but they jumped him, scratching his face and neck. They left the store and fled.

7300 block of Roswell Road: A store clerk reported that a male came into the store and asked for a package of Magnum condoms. He then asked for a pack of Trojan condoms. As she turned around to retrieve the Trojans, the man ran out with the Magnums, got into a small gray car and drove away. The clerk did get the tag number and the case is being investigated.

1500 block of Spalding Drive: Copper pipes were stolen from the crawl space under a home.

5800 block of Roswell Road: A woman reported that, while she was at a bar, she was sitting outside on the deck next to the railing alongside Roswell Road. A male walked by, reached in and took the victim’s purse that was hanging on the chair. The purse contained credit cards, personal I.D. and $150 cash. The suspect was about 5′ 5″ and was last seen running north on Roswell Road.

6100 block of PDR: A woman said she was helping someone load a car. She placed her purse on the ground for five minutes and when she returned, the purse was gone.

Abington Way: Someone stole mail from the victim’s mailbox.

6800 block of Roswell Road: A cabbie reported he drove a male to an apartment building. The man said he had to get the money from his apartment but never returned to pay the $45 fare.

Theft from autos

200 block of Hammond Drive:
A woman reported that several pieces of art were taken from her care. The artwork was owned by another man.

Where other thefts from autos were reported:
— 5600 block of Roswell Road.
— 6200 block of Roswell Road.
— 6300 block of Roswell Road.
— 8700 block of Roswell Road.
— 6500 block of Wright Road.
— 5400 block of Glenridge Drive.
— 5600 block of Lake Placid Drive.
— 790 block of Hammond Drive.


Gold Creek Court: A woman said her husband physically hit her two days before she called the police. She wanted the report documented because he said he was going to kill her. She did not however, want to prosecute him.

8300 block of Roswell Road: A man reported to police that “Red” owed him 50 bucks. He went to collect the money. When he met up with Red, Red offered a drink. Red then, with the help of another man, assaulted the victim until the victim ran from the location and got onto a MARTA bus.

8700 block of Roswell Road: A woman called police and told officers her supervisor hit her on the arm at their place of work, a retail store.


4920 Roswell Road: Kroger employees called the cops after a man, whom they recognized as the same man who stole three T-shirts the day before, showed up wanting to return one of the shirts for a refund. The store said they didn’t want to prosecute the man but his intoxicated condition got him a ride to jail.

Northwood Drive: A man was arrested after he assaulted another man in order to steal the flowers he was carrying.

300 Carpenter Drive: Narcotics detectives went to an apartment in relation to a drug complaint. They spoke with the residents about why they were there. Two adult residents invited the detectives in. The detectives found a gun and some cocaine. The residents said they bought the gun recently from an (unknown) male. They did not know how the cocaine got there.
This is part of a long-standing phenomenon where someone or something mysteriously places narcotics in your home without you knowing it. A similar scenario involves placing marijuana in your car’s ashtray and beer bottles on the floorboard.

8300 block of Roswell Road: A woman, who advertised on Craig’s List as giving “Upscale Petite Body Rubs,” was contacted and later arrested. She had been arrested previously in SS for prostitution as well.

7700 block of Roswell Road: A man attempted to cash a fraudulent $44,000 check at a car dealer. He was arrested.

5600 block of Roswell Road: Target Store security employees called the police after detaining a woman who walked past the checkout area with the following: Earrings, sunglasses, wallet, bracelet, more earrings, more bracelets, more sunglasses and three more bracelets. The woman told the officer it was wrong to take those items. She was taken to jail.


Sandy Springs Police are offering free gun locks at the front desk. Free Child ID kits are also available. You must be a resident of Sandy Springs.

Our new ChattComm 911 Center ends the contract with Fulton County Communications. ChattComm will serve Sandy Springs and John’s Creek Police, Fire and EMS.

14 comments Add your comment


September 2nd, 2009
12:31 am

Whats sad is that as someone that worked over 50% of the apt complexes throught Atlanta, without a doubt Sandy Springs is one of the nicest/ safest areas in metro Atlanta.
You don’t wanna live in a area where alot of “Reds” live.
I still am in amazment at the stupidity of the liberal whites who thought it would be safe to live in East Atlanta and South Atlanta among the blacks. Its amazing how people go from being anti-gun to proud gun owners pretty fast when faced with reality of violent minority communities like Grant park.


September 2nd, 2009
7:33 am

I lived in Sandy Springs from 2001 until 2006. I still miss some things about living there… I just can’t remember what they are.

One Striking RATTLER

September 2nd, 2009
10:28 am

I will Pray for you BravesFan79. May God have mercy on your soul.

Woo Hoo

September 2nd, 2009
1:20 pm

Go ChattComm 911, go!!! Sandy Springs minus Fulton Co involvement = WIN!


September 2nd, 2009
6:37 pm

I blame all this on the economy.

The Sarge

September 3rd, 2009
4:12 am

We have here many candidates for the Darwin Award, however, the kid jumping out of a moving bus takes top billing. If this is any indication of the future, “Beam me up, Scotty”! But don’t fret, kid…when I was seven or so, (back in Ike’s administration) my buds and I convinced Micky that, wearing the “official Superman Cape” we had conjured up, he could jump outta the 2nd floor window and fly, which he indeed attempted. Fortunately, for our intrepid friend, we had placed a trampoline just on the other side of some bushes, outta sight of “Super Mike” as he contemplated the wisdom of that upon which he was about to embark. While Bobby goaded him on, Chris, Mark and yours truly stood by the tramp. We had tied a rope onto the trampoline’s frame, the end hidden in the bushes so that Bobby could, at the last moment, assist in relocating the tramp under the window out of which Micky was about to defy gravity. Just then, Micky’s Mom stepped out and, realizing what we hoodlums were about to instigate, started yelling and hollering at everyone in sight. Those were the “village raising the child” days, so Micky’s Mom called all of our Moms…end result: four stupid kids, including the intrepid yet gullible Micky, all with warmed up rear ends, but buds forever.

So cheer up, kid…you’re not the first! Get well soon!



September 3rd, 2009
5:33 am


Grant Park Jeff

September 3rd, 2009
9:09 am

BravesFan79, are you for real? I can’t even begin to fathom the depth of ignorance in your statement. You should probably think twice before advertising your shortcomings. I’ll agree with OSR @ 10:28 and pray for you!

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Chris Broe

September 3rd, 2009
12:57 pm

I am outraged that Rose is encouraging dangerous socialist stunts with his latest piece. This is not what the founding father’s stunt-doubles had in mind at all.

Shame, sir.


Astute Observer

September 3rd, 2009
1:25 pm

“ChattComm” just sounds too cutsie-pie for a professional emergency communications operation. Sounds more like another social networking website.


September 3rd, 2009
3:36 pm

I think the title should be stupidity does not have an age minimum or maximum.

So the kid was crying in the store old man. Take your saggy ass to another aisle and keep your hands off of a two year old.


September 3rd, 2009
6:23 pm

Geez. And Sandy Springs used to be a great, safe, fun place – You know, back in the day before they tore down all the bars!!!!!


September 5th, 2009
11:53 am