Crime

Macon councilwoman's harassment case against radio host closed

Macon police have closed out a complaint filed Wednesday by Macon City Councilwoman Elaine Lucas accusing local radio show personality Chris Krok of harassment.

Sgt. Melanie Hofmann said the complaint has been investigated and “there was no criminal act committed.”

About two weeks ago, Krok posted on his blog a photograph of himself pointing to the personalized license plate on Lucas’ Cadillac Escalade while it was parked at the Cherry Blossom Festival parade. Readers then posted several pages of generally offensive comments about the picture that the councilwoman said caused her to fear for her safety.

Thursday, Lucas said that statement implies harm to her family and goes beyond what is acceptable as criticism of a public figure. Krok is hounding and harassing her, she said,

Krok said that if Lucas is concerned about the danger of someone recognizing her car, she should remove the bumper stickers and license plate with her name on them. He said he posted the photo to show his fans that Lucas drives an “ego mobile.”

Krok also said Lucas’ police report was an act of “retribution.” The day before, he had submitted to the city’s chief administrative officer an ethics complaint against the councilwoman for a profane e-mail she sent to a resident in December. He said the e-mail violates various sections of the city’s ethics ordinance.

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