COPS CORNER 11.29.2016

A male driver claimed he was duped by Mexicans, and one Target shopper really wanted some sushi.

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  • | 2:52 p.m. November 29, 2016
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Nov. 18, 13750 block of W. Colonial Drive: At midnight, a female walked into a Publix and was observed attempting to shoplift. Publix loss prevention employees observed the female enter the store, pour herself a fountain drink ($1.39) proceed to the deli department and grab one crunchy sushi roll ($8.99), along with a cheesecake bites item ($9.99). The female was then seen concealing the food items in her purse before attempting to exit the store. However, she was detained by the loss prevention officers and arrested for attempting to steal $20.37 worth of food once an officer arrived.


Nov. 19, N. Clarke Road: At 12:12 a.m., someone called dispatch to inform the department of a red Toyota "swerving all over the roadway." The caller followed the car until a responding officer arrived on scene. The officer conducted a traffic stop. The officers immediately noticed the female driver's breath smelled like alcohol and that her eyes were red and dilated. When the officer asked the female driver for the car registration, she responded by starting the car. The officer asked her to turn off the car, and she did. When he requested her registration a second and third time, she responded the same. The officer then asked the female to step out of the car and noticed vomit on the driver's side of the floor and bottom part of the door. The female driver was then subjected to a variety of sobriety tests, which she failed.


Nov. 19, 16131 block of W. Colonial Drive: At. 9:45 a.m., a patrol officer located at a Chevron parking lot checked the Georgia tag number on a white pickup truck that returned results it belonged to a stolen vehicle. The officer then handcuffed the male driver after informing him he was being arrested for being in possession of a stolen car, to which the driver responded: "Them f––ing Mexicans gave me a stolen vehicle then asked me to get some beer!" The officer proceeded to read the driver his Miranda Rights, but was interrupted when the driver yelled, "F–– you I am done talking!" Officer from other police departments came to assist with the arrest, as the driver kept resisting. The driver was eventually placed inside the police car. However, he reacted more violently once inside as he repeatedly slammed his head against the window divider and kicked the inside of the rear passenger door while shouting profanities including mentions of his genital area. 


Contact Gabby Baquero at [email protected]