Back from the bizarre world of the night shift

I took a break last week so I could work the night command, meaning I got a front seat for the midnight zoo.

I wasn’t disappointed. There were people (nekid) running around acting crazy — or maybe not acting at all. I’d forgotten how bizarre it is sometimes, but the drunks are still doing things that made them famous, like getting out of the car and running when they get pulled over by the police.

One poor fellow got out and I guess he was just a little too drunk, because he leaned over a little too far as he ran, forcing himself into the pavement after about 10 feet.

Fights in the bars, and people keeping the lawyers employed with all those DUI arrests. It’s a strange place out here when the rest of us are sleeping!

Speaking of strange, check out these arrests

An officer passed by the parking lot of a bar in the 5800 block of Roswell Road and reported he heard a loud argument (even with his windows up) in the lot. He said he spoke to the couple and the female seemed to be venting very loudly. He let her talk for a while but realized she was very drunk and becoming more belligerent.

She said she was mad at the male because he was arrested for DUI the night before and couldn’t drive her home now. The officer said she got more and more verbal so he called a cab for her and told her to go home. She referred to him as a “%^$*$^&,” which, of course, means: “Please take me to jail.” The male was released and she was taken to jail.

125 Northwood Drive: A woman reported her husband took the TV from the apartment in order to sell it for crack cocaine. She intervened and he punched her in front of their 4-year-old child. He was later found and arrested for domestic violence and cruelty to children.

A patrol unit received several repeat calls of a white Ford driving up and down a street, screeching the tires and driving recklessly. The officer finally found a car, parked, matching the description and occupied by two men. While talking and obtaining ID from the men, the officer noticed one of the men was attempting to conceal a bottle of Admiral Nelson’s Rum. One of the occupants, in a failed attempt at humor or just an exercise in dementia, asked the cop to bring him a beer. The driver was arrested for DUI.

Cops answered a fight call at the Home Depot parking area. The officers were told by 9-1-1 that a woman was jumping on the hood of the complainant’s car. The complainant said the woman was running from the location after biting him on the arm. The woman apparently slashed the victim’s tires and damaged the hood of the car before running off. She was found and detained.

At first she blamed her mother for the hood damage (I’m not sure where she was going with this), but later admitted to the hood damage. She was arrested. The report said she was loud and unruly in the back of the patrol car.

If you help Detective Sandy in this effort …

I’m turning this over to Detective Sandy, who’s working with Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure:


Detective Sandy

Please join me in the fight against breast cancer with either a pledge supporting my participation in the race, or by contributing generously to the 2010 Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure. Your tax-deductible contribution will fund innovative outreach and awareness programs for medically underserved communities in Atlanta and for national breast cancer research.

It is faster and easier than ever to join me in this great cause by going online to visit my personal page and pledge your support.  Or you can mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure
P.O. Box 934611
Atlanta, GA 31193-4611

I truly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress. Thank you so much for your time and support in the fight against breast cancer. Every step counts!

… You’ll be helping me, too

OK, do me a favor and go to the link above and pledge your support. Detective Sandy’s walking during the event and, as you’ve no doubt already seen by going to her page, she only needs $125 to hit the mark.

And if this isn’t enough motivation, consider this: This will make life much easier for me!

As you may have heard, “Happy Wife = Happy Life.”

And, in my case, Angry Wife = Steve Sleeps with the Rottweiler in the Basement!

So, if not for the cause, then do it for me (the Rottweiler has gas).

Let me know who pledges and I’ll send each a set of Sandy Springs Police Department Cop-Card Trading Cards for you to enjoy for years to come. They look great on your dash when the motorcycle cop walks up to discuss your doing 85 in a 55 on GA 400. It won’t do you any good, but they’ll look great up there!

10 comments Add your comment


April 2nd, 2010
9:26 pm

The police deserve every cent they make and more!

Marcus Graham

April 3rd, 2010
8:02 am

Well Sandy Springs, you decided to split and form your own city–keep that mess out there! Same issues and still you lack a lot of the resources to curtail it. Is Mayor Diva Eva asleep on the job?

Mild (used to be Wild) Willy

April 3rd, 2010
9:00 am

Marcus, where ever he lives, must not have drunks there, or other trouble makers. Thanks to you guys and lady’s for all you do for us who have settled down in life. Keep up the good work.

Sandy Springs Rocks

April 4th, 2010
8:22 pm

Marcus Graham the only thing that Sandy Springs is lacking is you. I like that. Good for us.

Peter's Tush

April 5th, 2010
8:38 am

Marcuzz, how about laying off the hard drugs before you post. Every city has issues but the quality of life in Sandy Springs is tops. How are things where you stay? Yes, I said stay.
By the way, Eva and the city council could take the next two years off and we’d still be in a better situation than when Fulton Co. ran things.


April 5th, 2010
9:02 pm

Komen for the Cure and their awareness program is working. I was one of those idiots who thought that the push on breast cancer was a feminazi, politically driven load of crap. I mean a woman gets a lump, they hoick it out and all is well, right? WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!

I have never been so wrong in my entire life about anything and I credit the Susan B Komen for the Cure organization for showing me my total ignorance on this subject and for educating not only a total idiot like me, but for educating the world.

I don’t have any cash to help you Detective Sandy, but I am one hell of a carpenter. I’ll do your “honey do” list and Detective (officer? PR Guy?) Steve can pony up the cash for my labor directly to the Komen for the Cure fund.

I wonder how much it’s worth to you Steve to lay around drinking those fruity drinks with umbrella’s in them listening to Buffet while watching me do your chores lol?

Let me know…………

"Where you stay"...

April 6th, 2010
7:30 am

…I always wondered where that saying arose – now, after reviewing the current census form, I know that it originated from the government! The fist question on the form asks how many people LIVE at your address – the 2nd question asks how many additional people STAY at your address…hmmmmmmmm

Det. Sandy

April 7th, 2010
7:32 am

I want to thank everyone who has made donations to the Susan B. Koman fund. We are doing this walk in honor of Tiffany Graham who is the wife of Officer Pat Graham. Tiffany died at a young age from cancer leaving her daughter and husband. Our “team Tiffany” is trying to raise $5000.00 as a team to help fight cancer. I want to thank again any one who has helped or can help.


April 8th, 2010
2:24 pm

While I normally donate to a friends wife whose mother passed away from cancer I am donating to Det. Sandy. Why? No one likes rottweiler gas (especially when trying to sleep) and my friends wife is holed up at Northside for the past six weeks with twin girls about ready to pop.

Det. Rose – No need to send the cards since they will not do any good anyway. However, good luck coloring your Smart for Easter.

Liberal And Proud

April 9th, 2010
2:35 pm

Martina Natrilova went FOUR YEARS without a breast scan, and, sure enough, she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Caught in time? Let’s hope so!

Get your mammogram! Don’t delay. It’s just your life you are protecting.