Regional Roundup: Sexual Assault Arrest, Bar Sign Protest and ‘Come Whores’ Invitation
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
Coach Accused of Sexually Assaulting Minor – Marietta Patch
Isuru Pasan Perera, 31, of Marietta was taken into custody without incident on Saturday, Sept. 8, and is being held without bond at the Cobb County Jail, according to Marietta Police.
Police say Perera used his position to "coerce and intimidate the victim to commit multiple sexual acts against her.”
The original incident occurred in June of 2010 when the female juvenile victim attended the Champion Softball Complex located at 505 Commerce Park Drive.
'Racist' Bar Sign: White House Smells Like Fried Chicken – South Cobb Patch
A sign posted at Marietta’s Mulligan's Food and Spirits has some people calling the restaurant racist ... again.
Recently, the restaurant on busy Roswell Street posted a sign that read, "I heard the White House smelled like collard greens and fried chicken."
Mulligan's former owner Mike Norman was no stranger to posting controversial signs and even sold T-shirts depicting President Barack Obama, then a presidential candidate, as the monkey, Curious George.
Gerald Rose, founder of the New Order National Human Rights Organization, and other members of the group plan to meet at the restaurant at 11 a.m. to speak with the bar's owner and hold a press conference.
A caller from somewhere in New York started by making a bomb threat to a local Verizon Wireless building if he wasn't given all of the company's money. But on later calls he changed his request to free minutes, and then to buy the company.
During the first call at 6:09 a.m. on Sept. 2, the caller said: "I need you to transfer all the money in your company to my phone. If you don't, I will detonate an EMT in your building."
After getting the caller to repeat his request, the wireless company employee asked for the caller's phone number. The caller responded by cursing at her and hanging up.
Church Takes Direct Approach With Callout to 'Whores' – East Atlanta Patch
An East Atlanta church has taken a direct approach in appealing to a certain segment of the sinning population.
The sign in front of the Blessed Life Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God on Glenwood Avenue reads simply, “Come Whores.”
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