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Cop Shop: Odds and ends

A homeless man named “Country” was hanging out with a guy at a gas station on Spring Street in Macon. The two began arguing. “That’s when ... Mr. Country pulled out a pocketknife,” a Nov. 22 Bibb County sheriff’s report stated. The other man, according to the report, tried to grab the weapon, but Country, in his 40s, “snatched the knife away, ... which resulted in a large, bloody wound” to the other man’s left hand. Country was gone when authorities arrived at the scene near the Ocmulgee River. The dispute apparently began when Country asked the other fellow for some money and the beer he was drinking.

She woke Nov. 12 to find one of her front windows broken. A woman, 51, who lives on Anthony Road, just west of Pio Nono Avenue, told a Bibb sheriff’s deputy that two days earlier a man who “has feelings for her and wants a relationship with her” had moved out. She had no proof that he had cracked the window and said she only knew him by his nickname: “Rubberleg.”

An “extremely intoxicated” man bolted from a north Macon apartment complex shortly before 7 a.m. on Nov. 8 and ran to the nearby Shoppes at River Crossing. The man, 32, told Bibb sheriff’s deputies that another man, a 30-year-old coworker at a nearby Mexican restaurant, had been “picking on him” after hours at their Wesleyan Drive apartment. The older man, whose nose was bleeding, went on to say that he and his friends had been drinking all night. According to a deputy’s write-up, he said the 30-year-old told him he “wasn’t a man if he didn’t drink like the rest of the guys.” There was a fight, he said, and the 30-year-old hit him in the face. The victim, according to the report, said he hadn’t wanted to imbibe as much as his buddies because “he had to be at work the next morning.”

A man on Juniper Lane called the cops Nov. 21 about a burglary. He told a Bibb sheriff’s deputy that a neighbor at his apartment complex had been “acting strange.” Among the missing items: three shirts and a Mickey Mouse watch.

A grass fire raced out of control in a yard on Alan Court in south Bibb County. The flames spread and scorched a neighbor’s wooden fence. According to a sheriff’s report, the Nov. 22 blaze started when a 32-year-old father built a fire “to make his kids some lunch” — hot dogs. The man said he had no grill. He said he’d started the fire behind a dog house and that it “got out of hand.” He told a sheriff’s deputy “he has done this before to cook food for his kids without this type of incident happening.” A neighbor asked that he pay to repair her $3,000 fence.

Note to midstate law enforcement agencies: Email reports of humorous or unusual crimes and situations your officers encounter to jkovac@macon.com.

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