Strange Police Stories: Look Out Below! Elusive Base Jumpers, Failed Escapes and More
Northeast Georgia: where thefts and threats don't have to be ordinary.
Note to escaped prisoners: Don't commit petty crimes on the lam. A Loganville man who had escaped Walton County Sheriff's officials was returned to custody last week after being stopped for tossing a cigarette butt from a car window.
Another man, this one from North Carolina, ran away from Georgia State Troopers after cocaine was found in his car during a traffic stop on I-85. Other troopers caught up to him.
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There's still no clear evidence that a base jumper hopped off a radio tower in Loganville on April Fool's Day, but the person who reported seeing the jump happens to be a member of law enforcement, and a new witness emerged saying she saw somebody land. Plus, a cryptic comment was left on Loganville-Grayson Patch. Was it a veiled confession? Or someone just messing around? We don't know.
Someone looking for extra change in Athens made off with a couple of parking meter tops outside the Capital Room. The meters are valued at $1,000. The missing contents? About 16 bucks.
Creative threats of the week:
- A caller offered not to blow up a bomb near a Dacula man's house in exchange for $100.
- A Winder YMCA martial arts instructor found a note in her locker stating she was going to die that night and nothing could save her. She told officials she wasn't worried about the threat, and woke up the next morning.
- Also in Winder, at the Zaxby's, a man who had been asked to leave the restaurant instead reportedly threatened to "whoop" the employee's "ass."
Finally, a woman fired from a Statham business went back to work the next day anyway and sat down at her desk. Sheriff's deputies showed up and asked her to leave. There were some family issues involved.