Weird Police News: Stuffed Chainsaw, 44 Shirts, and Sidewalk Danger

More of what police officers around Northeast Georgia were up against recently.

Click on the links below for more info on each story.

1. OK, so who had the weed? Gwinnett Police interrupted an apartment robbery in unincorporated Norcross, during which a group of armed masked intruders reportedly confronted the occupants while looking to steal a stash of weed.

Most of the robbers climbed out a window when the cops knocked on the door, leaving behind a 15-year-old accomplice, who confessed to the crime. The robbers left with $200, but there was no report of there being any marijuana in the apartment, nor whether it may have left through the window with the other suspects.

2. More problems with the ex: Unable to take no for an answer, a Norcross man threatened to kill his former girlfriend while they were in front of her kidsin Lawrenceville. The woman said the breakup five months ago was final, but the man made three attempts to convince her otherwise, including running to his car to get his piece, pointing it at her and saying, “I’m going to kill you,” in front of her three kids, ages 7 to 17. He then left, but was found later by Gwinnett Sheriff’s deputies. He faces more than a dozen charges.

3. That’s a lot of shirts: Stuffing some of the items on her person, a Lawrenceville woman was arrested for trying to shoplift 44 shirts from the juniors department at a Kohl's store in Snellville. The total cost of the stolen goods was valued up to $538.

4. These would look great in a rec room: Two bar-top gaming at a Lilburn pub. The suspect entered the bar in the early morning hours and also stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. 

5. Is that a chainsaw bar in your pocket? A man tried to steal a 24-inch chainsaw bar from an Oconee County Lowe's the only way he could, we suppose.He stuffed it down his pants and tried walking out the door.

6. But they were robbed, dude: Two men, one of whom was pistol-whipped and bleeding from his head, reported they were victims of an armed robbery at a Snellville-area home. But police smelled marijuana when they entered the house to further investigate the crime, and subsequently found a jar filled with pot. Both men were charged with drug possession, and one of them had outstanding warrants in Cobb County on drug and battery charges. No other information was reported on the robbery investigation.

7. Once wasn’t enough: A woman accused of trying to steal around $100 worth of clothing from an Walmart in Athens struck another woman twice with the getaway car in the parking lot. She first backed up and hit the woman, then later turned into her, striking her in the knee and knocking her to the pavement (the woman’s OK, by the way). The suspect didn’t get away. She landed in jail instead.

8. What marijuana? Gwinnett Police answered a report of a suicidal man in a parked car in the Dacula area. But the man wasn’t suicidal at all. The smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle said otherwise. “What marijuana?” the man said.

9. Even the sidewalk isn’t safe: Failing to maintain lane was the least of the charges a Walton County man faced after he struck a pedestrian who was standing on the sidewalk and drove away. Not surprising, the man was also charged with DUI after his pickup jumped the curb and hit the man.

10. Simply lost: A LaGrange, Ga., man who “lost” his car ended up finding a Gwinnett County Police officer and a ride to jail. Police found the man at a Dacula-area Quiktrip just before 5 a.m. one morning and wrote the following account of the encounter:  “The suspect stated he was looking for his vehicle, which he said he ‘lost.’ I asked the suspect where he was coming from and he said, ‘Well, [expletive deleted] home of course.’ I asked the suspect where his home was and he stated, ‘Right [expletive deleted] here, man.’”


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