Weird Police News of the Week: Wet Clothes, Dead Snakes and Too Many Steps
Unusual police stories from Northeast Georgia.
Different Walton County residents complained recently of feces in a mailbox and a dead snake on a door handle. In the latter case, there was an ongoing dispute with a neighbor.
Meanwhile, in Winder, a borrowed washing machine was stolen -- with the wet clothes inside. The dryer was stolen, too, so there's still a chance for the clothes.
A Dacula man reported lots of stuff missing from his residence: Several bottles of water, a coffee pot, a CAR, some clothes and some brand-name watches. And also a “silver .22 caliber weapon” for which he couldn't produce a make, model or serial number. As luck would have it, the man told police, he had purhcased rental insurance two weeks earlier.
A neighbor in Bethlehem took it upon himself to be an amateur code enforcement officer. After a couple complained he was harassing them by pointing out code violations, the man told Barrow County Sheriff's deputies he was part of Neighborhood Watch and trying to keep property values up.
Another Barrow resident told a sheriff's deputy he was making her late for "a hot date" by detaining her. She was charged with public intoxication. And a woman in Athens was charged with DUI after taking 57 steps, when an officer asked her to take nine.
An Auburn man wasn't so cooperative with police after they were called to a disturbance at Dos Copas restaurant, according to a report. All told, between the man and his female companion, there were reports of cursing, punching, vomit, refusal to pay a bar tab, and some help getting into a patrol car.