Stolen Pet Lizard, Finger-firearms, Donut Truck Crash: Unusual Police Stories of the Week
Strange things happen in Northeast Georgia every day.
Here are some strange things that happened in Northeast Georgia recently:
Spike the bearded dragon is missing from a Hamilton Mill home in Dacula. The family pet was apparently the only thing taken from the basement in an overnight burglary last week.
Winder Police confronted a man who had entered a Save-A-Lot store and asked for an ambulance after allegedly harassing people in the parking lot. When asked why he needed medical care, the man told police, "I'm too drunk." According to Barrow Regional Medical Center officials, he was right: They declined to release him after his blood-alcohol level registered .479.
A man unsatisfied with a cragislist purchase brought both barrels of his finger-firearms to complain to the Dacula seller last week, pointing his hands as though they were guns at the seller's father. The victim of the apparent threat told police the man also pointed at his home and then the sky while speaking in Spanish before leaving the property.
A half-dozen signs were vandalized on Lumpkin Street in Winder, some with the words "blood game" and others with a dot inside a triangle.
The Jaws of Life had to be used to remove a driver from a car that crashed into a Krispy Kreme donuts truck on Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville. Both drivers were listed in stable condition.
A runaway SUV rolled from the parking lot of Watkinsville Golf Carts and hit the back of the Oconee County Department Of Family And Children Services building, according to Watkinsville police. The crash caused significant damage to the building.
Which of these stories ranks the highest on your strange-o-meter? Tell us in comments.
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