A driver who’d been drinking said he’d just gotten out of prison and didn’t want any trouble. About 2 a.m. on Feb. 21, the driver, a 32-year-old man, reportedly ran a stoplight at the intersection of Second and Cherry streets in downtown Macon. A Bibb County sheriff’s deputy pulled him over and it wasn’t long before the deputy caught a whiff of alcohol coming from the inside of the man’s Ford Expedition. “Four beers,” the guy said, that’s all he’d had. His blood-alcohol level registered just over the legal limit. He was handcuffed, charged with DUI. Then the man started fussing. He kept saying he’d seen someone with cocaine and that was who the deputy should be arresting, not him. “Just take me to incarceration,” the guy said. The deputy’s report added that the guy “spoke abusively” on the ride to jail. “He made several nasty comments,” the deputy’s write-up noted. “(He) complained that next time he would run from the police. He also stated that if he saw me on the street he would smash a beer bottle across my face.”
Dispatches: On March 14, a 42-year-old man at an apartment complex on Edna Place Road in Macon happened upon the teenage daughters of a former lover. For no apparent reason, a sheriff’s report said, the man pepper-sprayed them in the eyes and took off. . . . On March 8, a guy in a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am rode away from the Zebulon Road Kroger in Macon after stealing three chicken dinners. . . . A Macon woman told the cops that her son and another young man had an argument outside a Montpelier Avenue gas mart March 5. The gas mart is at the corner of Brentwood Avenue, just west of Pio Nono Avenue. When the woman, 44, heard about the dispute, she went to the place to see what was wrong. The guy her son was fussing with “was irate,” a sheriff’s report said, “and that was when he threw the brick.” The brick hit the windshield of the mother’s 2005 Honda Accord. The second time the guy chunked the brick it struck a side window, but neither heave did much damage and the brick thrower walked off. The mother didn’t press charges. She wasn’t sure of the guy’s real name, but the sheriff’s report said he goes by the nickname “Lil Funkey.”
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