This Week in Our Small-Town Police Blotter: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

It’s been several months since I posted about any of the stories in the police blotter of our small-town weekly newspaper.  But this week, I must say, there seems to be a theme here.  These people are rather determined to get their own ways. I quote the stories exactly as they were reported (with added illustration).


“A deputy responded to a Ga (Highway) 115 East towing business, where an employee of the business reported that a man had come to get his car and refused to pay the towing fee.  The employee said the man made several threats about pulling the fence down or burning the place down.  He then drove his car out of the lot, striking the gate.  Deputies spoke to the owner of the car who told them he was getting his car no matter what. He was arrested and charged with criminal trespass.”



“A Wooten Road resident reported that a couple was living in the woods nearby and that the woman frequently came out and wanted to use a cell phone and get cigarettes.  The report said the woman became angry when she could not get what she wanted.”


And this man takes the cake…                                                                                                 (but maybe his ex-wife should change the locks.)


June 9

“Deputies were called to a Ga. (Highway) 356 area home because the ex-husband refused to leave.  The couple was divorced in March and the home was awarded to the wife.  He was laying on the couch and refused to get up.  He told the deputy that he didn’t care whose house it was legally, he had built it and it was his.  He was charged with criminal trespass.”

June 12

“A Ga. (Highway) 356 area resident reported being awakened by the sounds of shuffling feet.  When she investigated, she found her ex-husband sitting on the couch, drinking coffee and watching TV.  This was the third incident in four days that he had been at the location, after being told not to come back.  He was arrested and charged with criminal trespass.”

June 21

“Deputies returned to  a Ga. (Highway) 356 home because the homeowner said her ex-husband who was not supposed to be there had returned.  She was at work, but he had called her from a cell phone that she had left on the coffee table in the house.  Deputies went to the house but the man wasn’t there.  He was next door, where he said his father lived.  He said he was waiting on his father to come and talk to him.  He admitted that he had gone in his ex-wife’s home and taken the phone to call her.  He said he called her to see if she would make a sandwich for him and his dog.  He was arrested.  There was no indication on the report whether the dog got a sandwich.”

You gotta love living in a small town!

All of this reminds me of a song…

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on sondasmcschatter and commented:


  2. John Coleman says:

    Sandwiches for man and dog. There’s a short story in there somewhere.


    1. You’re not kidding. I wondered about the last sentence in that particular article. Did the newspaper reporter write that, or did the policeman put it in his police report? The way things are around here, it could be either.


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