Crimes of Cobb: Man got ‘THC Rice Krispy type treats’ at The Battery


This is a roundup of recent crimes of note in Cobb County. It is based on arrest warrants, police reports and jail records. At this point, these are allegations by law enforcement.


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A different kind of “checking out”

A Kennesaw man has been accused of propositioning three female motel workers for sex and exposing himself multiple times since January.

According to a March 28 warrant, the man on one occasion walked into a room at the Kennesaw Inn one of the women was cleaning and propositioned her while he was fondling himself openly.

He faces two misdemeanor charges of public indecency, the warrant said. Cobb jail records do not show that he has been arrested within the past 30 days.


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Do not want a Fanta like that

An Austell man neared his second week in jail Monday for allegedly making the floor of a Little Caesars sticky.

For an unspecified reason, the man walked into the pizza joint March 26 screaming profanities, according to a police warrant.

The staff told him multiple time to stop yelling, but he opened a cooler, grabbed a two liter bottle of Fanta and poured it all over the floor, police wrote.

The man “then left the scene and posted a video on Instagram of the incident,” according to the warrant.

He has been in jail nearly two weeks with a $1,000 bond, jail records show.


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Snap, crackle, caught

A Marietta man was arrested for allegedly selling drug-laced snacks at The Battery.

Security staff of the mixed-use facility attached to SunTrust Park told cops they saw the man getting the drugs in a vehicle at Power Alley and Windy Ridge Circle.

Cops said the smell of marijuana was “emanating” from the vehicle. 

Inside the bag were “three THC Rice Krispy type treats,” according to the warrant. The treats had a label with a picture of a marijuana leaf.

The man spent several hours in jail but bonded out for $5,720, jail records show, on his felony drug possession charge.


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Could have gotten a to-go bag

A man punched a pregnant woman in the face at a Red Roof Inn near SunTrust Park during an argument about Waffle House, according to a police warrant.

The man had gone to Waffle House, the March 25 warrant said, and the woman was mad he hadn’t brought anything home for her to eat.

During the argument, he punched her in the face, police said. An officer saw puffiness and swelling that squared with what she told investigators.

She said the man left in an Uber before cops arrived.

Cobb jail records do not show that he has been arrested.


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Yu-Gi-Oh no! You activated my trap card!

A Marietta man is accused of taking 64 packages of Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards from a Target on Shallowford Road.

For those who don’t remember, Yu-Gi-Oh! is a Japanese trading card game introduced nearly 20 years ago. There was a cartoon version that followed Yugi Muto, who possessed the mystical Millennium Puzzle, which allows his body to host the gambler spirit of the Puzzle, Yami Yugi, and duel others with monsters.

Anyway ... police said the Marietta man started taking the cards back in late March and was recently caught stealing another batch April 5.

He was arrested that day on three counts of misdemeanor theft, jail records show, and bonded out hours later for $3,520.


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Couple both get arrested, but one gets stabbed

An engaged couple were both arrested following an April Fool’s Day incident that left one with a three-inch stab wound to the face.

The woman told police that her fiance had been drinking and arguing all day, according to a warrant.

When he came downstairs for a snack, she started to yell at him, the warrant said. She threw a glass candle at him, knocking the peanuts out of his hand.

She grabbed a nearby seven-inch kitchen knife and told him she’d stab him if he got near, the warrant said. They got into a tussle and she stabbed him just below his left eye.

Police said it left a three-inch vertical scar and wouldn’t stop bleeding at the emergency room even though it’d been stitched up.

She faces an aggravated assault charge. He faces misdemeanor charges for his part of the fight, which includes him shoving his fiancee into a garage door because she was “getting smart with him,” the warrant said.

They both bonded out on April 4, jail records show.


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Bad dog

A Marietta man remained in Cobb jail Monday on a felony robbery charge after police said he used his dog to try to rob someone early April 2.

The alleged victim told police he was near WellStar Kennestone Hospital walking west on Tower Road approaching the bridge near James Street about 1:40 a.m. when a man flagged him down with a flashlight, according to a police warrant.

Suddenly, a brown dog began running toward him as the suspect yelled “get him,” the warrant said. The dog was accompanied by another man who snatched the victim’s wallet.

The victim, who was able to get his wallet back after tussling with the man, was chased but made it to the hospital’s main entrance.

Police ran down the suspect and at one point the officer reported pulling their gun to get the man to stop, the warrant said.

The suspect was given a $15,000 bond, jail records show.


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From food court to magistrate court

A Smyrna man is accused of recently causing a drunken scene at Cumberland Mall.

The man, according to a police warrant, “was lying across the floor in the kids play area pulling his shirt up and rubbing on his chest.”

Officers said the man smelled of alcohol and slurred when he spoke.

He was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication on March 29, according to Cobb magistrate court records, and bonded out March 31 for $1,320.

A Cobb magistrate court judge ordered that a condition of his bond be that he not drink any alcohol and would be subject to random tests.


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