Weird Police Stories: Peeping Tom's Ladder, Public Urinating and More

Unusual police stories from Northeast Georgia.

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1. A Peeping Tom used a stolen ladder in an attempt to see into a second-story window recently in the Stone Mountain area. Police responded after the woman resident called . The man fled, but police found the ladder he used leaning up against the house. The ladder ended up being stolen from a neighbor’s yard a week before the incident.

2. “Because dude,” was the answer a man gave a Gwinnett Police officer when asked why . According to the incident report, when an officer asked if “this seemed like an appropriate location to urinate,” the man replied, “I guess not dude.”

3.  that a Buford man intended to use to buy a new car. The man had withdrawn $5,000 each from two banks to purchase the car, but in the two minutes it took him to go back into the second bank for an unrelated reason, someone forced open the door to his car and took the cash. The money was in an envelope tucked into his backpack in the car. Tucked into his back pocket would have been a better choice. 

4. That a Loganville woman was doing 65 in the center turn lane on Highway 78 was bad enough, but when , things got a lot more serious. She was eventually stopped after driving on the wrong side of the highway. Not surprising, she was arrested on DUI and other charges.

5. A Braselton man arrested on outstanding warrants told police they got the wrong man. That was despite the fact a search found several cards, including a Social Security card, in his wallet with his name on them. .

6. An Athens woman is accused of using a house-cleaning job to case the residence of an elderly man and . The woman was charged with theft by taking and exploitation of disabled or elder persons.

7. An unruly man and woman gave Winder Police their eyes, hands and ears full after a traffic stop. According to the police report, the two were drinking when the . When caught the woman refused an officer’s order to lie down and the officer subsequently pushed her over, prompting the man to say, “Don't touch her, I'm going to beat your [expletive deleted]." The pair face multiple charges.


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