Strange Police News: Man Bites Man, Headless Goats and Blame It on the Cops
Unusual police stories from around Northeast Georgia.
It wasn't Tyson vs. Holyfield II, the 1997 boxing match in which Mike Tyson bit off a chunck of Evander Holyfield's ear. But Norcross Police did respond to a recent case involving a fight and a human bite. According to the police incident report, an argument at a party escalated into a brawl, and while the host tried to step in, someone bit his left thumb so severely that stitches were needed to close the wound. The man wasn't sure who had bitten him.
Headless goats and chickens were found by Athens Clarke County Police recently on a pathway between an elementary school and apartment complex in what can only be described as horrifyingly weird. After residents complained, the responding officer found the decapitated bodies of three goats, one black rooster and one white chicken. At one location, two headless goats were stacked on top of each other, not far from a goat's head.
A Watkinsville man couldn't find his wallet and he wanted someone to pay for it. So he called 911 eight times, according to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, and blamed it on the police. The incident report read, "the caller was irate yelling towards the dispatchers saying he wanted to kill everyone at the Clarke County Police Department because he did not know where his wallet was." The man, who was later found with a box of wine, was charged with terroristic threats and acts, and unlawful conduct during a 911 call.
Repeating the words, "eat you, eat you," a half-naked Alpharetta man high on "bath salts" threatened to eat people's faces while running around a Norcross-area golf driving range and swinging a golf club. The man reportedly exhibited "super-human strength" and was tasered 14 times before being subdued. "He seemed to be moving effortlessly and like an athlete at the top of his game," wrote one officer in the police report, describing the man's jaunt around the property. A police video showed the encounter.
A Sugar Hill woman who used a pellet gun to shoot her way out of the Hamilton Mill Walmart ended up in the Gwinnett County Jail facing several charges. The woman shot the store manager in the abdomen, leaving a red welt, after she was stopped for allegedly stealing several articles of clothing. She fled from the store, but an hour later she showed up at the doorstep of a residence located behind the Walmart, claiming she had been kidnapped.
How many times do we hear of a minor traffic stop leading to a bigger bust for police? For a South Carolina man traveling northbound on I-85 through Gwinnett County, it was the trim around his license plate that partially obscured the tag number. Police stopped the car and later found purses with designer labels like Louis Vuitton and Gucci and shirts labeled as Polos. All were determined to be counterfeit. He was released from jail the next day on a $5,700 bond after being charged with possession of counterfeit or forged merchandise and driving without a license in his possession.
A Gwinnett County police officer on traffic duty, alerted that a passing car on Lawrenceville Highway was stolen, nabbed a woman who rented a car from Avis and never intended to return it. The car was due back at an Avis location in Conyers on March 10. According to a police incident report, the woman told officers, "The car is stolen. I know it is stolen."
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