Regional Roundup: Thief Swaps Fakes for $49K Rings, Six Flags Looking for Zombies and NAACP Seeks Justice for Tased Minister
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
$49,000 Rings Stolen, Switched Out with Fakes at Saks – Buckhead Patch
Just days after reports that police are looking for a man responsible for stealing a watch valued at $57,000 from a Lenox Square jewelry store, police said that two rings valued at $49,430 were stolen from Saks Fifth Avenue at Phipp's Plaza.
The theft was only discovered after an employee showed a customer one of the rings in question and noticed that it had missing stones.
For more, see Buckhead Patch.
Six Flags Is Seeking Zombies – South Cobb Patch
Six Flags Over Georgia is looking for zombies!
The Southeast's largest regional theme park is holding Fright Fest auditions starting Saturday, July 28.
From zombies to vampires and sword swallowers to fire eaters, the park is looking for unique specialty acts and scare actors ready to make their debut in October.
South Cobb Patch has details.
NAACP, Jailed Reverend's Family Ask 'Where's the Justice?' – Douglasville Patch
About 35 family members and concerned residents gathered at the home of Reverend Kenneth Freeman July 20 for a press conference, led by the West Metro NAACP.
The NAACP contends Reverend Kenneth Freeman was unfairly tased in August of 2011 and then he and his son, Curtis Freeman, were charged with disorderly conduct and sent to jail Thursday, July 19. Reverend Freeman was fined $500, sentenced to six months probation and 10 days in jail. Curtis Freeman was fined $450, sentenced to six months probation and four days in jail.
For more on this story, visit Douglasville Patch.