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Lawrenceville Man Tells Police 'Lock Me Up,' Police Comply

Derrance Andrews of Lawrenceville, Ga. was arrested after allegedly hiding his roommate's car keys.

Derrance Andrews of Lawrenceville, Ga. was arrested after allegedly hiding his roommate's car keys. (Courtesy: Gwinnett County Police Department)
Derrance Andrews of Lawrenceville, Ga. was arrested after allegedly hiding his roommate's car keys. (Courtesy: Gwinnett County Police Department)
An argument between two roommates lands one in handcuffs.

Early in the morning on Friday, Dec. 6, Lawrenceville Police were called to a home on Downing Street. According to the police report, a woman who lived there said her male housemate was drunk, took the key to her car and would not give them back. She told police Derrance Andrews had moved in with her temporarily in October and had only given her a little money to pay household expenses, but now wanted that money back.

The officer found Andrews in an upstairs bedroom and asked him what the problem was. Andrews told the officer there was no problem. So the officer asked why would his roommate call the police if there was not a problem.

Instead of answering the officer, Andrews pulled up his t-shirt and pulled up his jeans, showing his socks. Andrews told the officer he did want him to think he had any weapons. The officer asked him to have a seat and act normal.

The officer asked Andrews if he had his roommate's car key. Andrews replied "No I don't. I gave it to her." The roommate shouted back up the stairs "No he didn't!"

After rambling and admitting he was a little tipsy, the officer asked Andrews about the missing key. Andrews said he took the key out of her purse and was going to hold on to it until he got his eighty dollars back.

The officer told Andrews he couldn't keep the woman's car key as collateral for the eighty dollars. He informed Andrews if he did not return the key, he would have to arrest him for theft by taking.

"Lock me up," Andrews reportedly told the officer.

The officer placed Andrews in handcuffs and told him he was under arrest.

Andrews then told the officer his roommate's car key was hidden outside and led the officer to the location.

The key was returned to the roommate, and Andrews placed in the backseat of the LPD patrol car.

Andrews was charged with Disorderly Conduct and taken to the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

The information in this article is based solely on police incident reports provided on request. It does not indicate a conviction.

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DonnyO December 14, 2013 at 10:59 AM
Wow, what a waste of time and money. Again our tax money is wasted on this BS! Derrance is lucky he s not in LA. He would have been beat up, maybe killed for his offense. But whatever, I m sure the arresting cop is very proud of himself for getting this key hider off the streets. I know I feel much safer now. LPD and GCPD need to stop praying on it's citizens imo.
Deborah Storm December 14, 2013 at 12:14 PM
I don't see how this would hold up in court. I agree Donnyo. Many cops enjoy being bullies.

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