Shoplifter Accused of Punching, Pepper Spraying Store Employees and More in This Week's Strange Police Stories
Northeast Georgia has its share of unusual occurrences.
A Grayson man has been charged with hit and run after abandoning his vehicle with an injured passenger after crashing into a mailbox and some trees. Police tracked him down by phone and also charged him with driving under the influence, failure to report striking a fixed object and improper/erratic lane change.
In Athens, a 340-pound suspected shoplifter is accused of punching a pursuing Piggly Wiggly employee in the face while dropping cans of stolen beer, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. The woman, also accused of pepper spraying another employee, told police writing the report to make it "interesting so that her arrest would make the police blotter,” which seems to have worked.
A Winder busboy denied taking a restaurant customer's cell phone off a dining table, until surveillance video showed him doing it. Then he took police officers behind the building to where he'd hidden the phone.