Around the Region: Teen Charges $3,000 to Mom’s Credit Card, Pizza Delivery Man Pursues Robbery Suspects and Triple Murder Suspect Arrested
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
13-Year-Old Busted After Using Mom's Credit Card — Alpharetta-Milton Patch
A Milton 13-year-old juvenile allegedly used his mother's Kindle and her credit card to spend more than $3,000 on Amazon.com in a 30-minute period on Sept. 18. Milton police took him to a youth detention facility.
The juvenile said he left school early because he was sick. Once home, he copied his mother's credit card information after taking the card out of her purse. He then used her Kindle to make numerous purchases.
Pizza Delivery Man Pursues Robbery Suspects — Stone Mountain-Redan Patch
When a delivery man was robbed by the people who called in an order for pizzas and chicken wings, he decided to take matters into his own hands and pursue the suspects to Redan Middle School, even after one of them brandished a gun.
According to the DeKalb County police report, the incident on Friday, Sept. 14 began when the employee from the Pizza Hut at 1130 S. Hairston Road in unincorporated Stone Mountain delivered $35 worth of take-out to a vacant home in unincorporated Lithonia.
The employee met the first suspect outside the front door and handed him the food. The suspect told the delivery man he was going to get the money, and instructed him to wait outside.
The delivery man walked to the front door and saw a second suspect standing near the rear door holding a handgun. A third suspect was holding a large wooden stick, and a fourth suspect was standing near the others, the report states.
Triple Murder Suspect Arrested — Cascade Patch
Atlanta Police have charged a 32-year-old man in connection with a triple murder that occurred in Southwest Atlanta on Sunday morning. The suspect, Joseph Smith, was arrested at 593 Morrow Lane where officers also found two dead victims.
According to CBS Atlanta, the Atlanta Police say Smith may also be responsible for the death of a person whose body was found in an East Point Motel. East Point investigators are working with the Atlanta Police Department on the investigation.