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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: One-Man Spree
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Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, April 20 through 26, and Sandy Springs Police Dept., April 25 through May 1

— Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery and Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose.

o ONE-MAN SPREE: At 5975 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs April 26, officers were called to the Cheeseburger Bobby’s restaurant regarding a male who was reportedly acting “crazy” inside it. He knocked over counter items before being physically thrown out by an employee. The man left and walked over to the Flying Biscuit restaurant where he went into the location, grabbed a male server on the breast, walked into the kitchen and then left. He then walked over to Chick-fil-A, where he grabbed a 2x4 board from the back of a pickup in the drive-thru line. The truck’s driver exited and disarmed the man. At that point, police found and arrested the suspect for disorderly conduct.

o BIZARRE BUSINESS: At 5470 Glenridge Drive in Sandy Springs April 26, officers responded to a call at the Berkley Ridge Apartments just after 10 p.m., where a person had reportedly been shot. They located the victim in the pool area; he had been attending a birthday party at the time. The man spoke no English. Another person translated for the victim, who had what appeared to something other than a gunshot wound. It was later determined he was shot by a plastic airsoft gun. The suspect was said to be in an upstairs apartment when he shot the victim from his balcony. Officers went to that location and spoke to the man, who smelled of and appeared to be impaired by alcohol. The man told the officers he was a taxpayer and the person shot was an illegal immigrant. The suspect then said he was through talking and the cops could not enter his apartment. The officers, who at this point had probable cause, arrested the suspect. The officers determined that the victim, who was shot by the airsoft gun, had no connection to the suspect and was shot at random.

o JOKE’S ON YOU: At the 5400 block of Dupree Road in Sandy Springs April 26, at about 10:30 p.m., a patrol officer was notified by a motorist that a car, with no headlights or hazard lights on, sat in the intersection of Dupree Old Powers Ferry Road. The officer discovered the female driver asleep in the car. He tried to awaken the woman by banging on the window, but received no response. The patrolman was at the point of forcing the window open to see if the woman was in medical distress when she suddenly sat up. He finally convinced her to hand over the car keys after he got her to put the idling car in park. She fumbled and appeared to be disoriented. He then told her to exit the car, but the suspect grabbed the steering wheel and refused to let go. She, laughing the whole time, continued to resist. She told the officer she was going to kill him and was going to stab and hurt him, all the while repeating his directives. The suspect laughed at the officer and said he would look foolish for locking her up for being intoxicated since she had not consumed alcohol but instead had done methamphetamine and “bath salts.” She was arrested at the scene.

o SMASH AND GRAB: At 3229 Paces Ferry Place in Buckhead April 26, two suspects wearing masks and gloves broke out a front glass window on the Elif Fine Jewelry store, entered and stole about $10,000 worth of jewelry. They fled in a white or gray vehicle. There is video surveillance footage of the incident.

The names and charges above are from area arrest warrants and crime reports. A warrant is merely an accusation of a crime and accused people are innocent until proven guilty.
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