Loading...
 

content


The Blotter: I thought we were friends

Is there nothing sacred about making pals in chat rooms anymore?

A west Atlanta man just wanted to pal around with a friend he'd made on the internet. Instead, his car was stolen.
"Upon my arrival, I made contact with the victim," the police report says. "He had just picked up a friend he met two weeks ago on an online chat room."

The "friends" cruised north a few miles and stopped at a BP gas station on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The driver got out to grab a few things from the BP convenience store. While he was inside, however, he noticed through the window that his buddy had jumped into the driver seat of his 2015 Volkswagen Passat and quickly sped off with it."

The man told police that his iPhone 7 was inside the car, and he used a tracking app to watch his car move further and further away. Then, his phone was shut off, likely by the man who absconded with his whip."

Police investigated security footage from the gas station's cameras, although the victim was unsure of his online pen pal's real name.




More By This Writer

Downtown DIY heads out Article

Thursday June 7, 2018 12:25 pm EDT
Mammal Gallery and Eyedrum face the end of an era | more...

Can Downtown's art scene survive developers? Article

Monday February 26, 2018 10:15 am EST
"We're faced with a challenge posed by a city developing too quickly" | more...

South Downtown art galleries shutter after nearby fire leaves one dead Article

Tuesday February 6, 2018 07:35 pm EST
Eyedrum, Murmur, and Mammal Gallery must move events during safety review | more...

Breathing new life into South Downtown Article

Thursday February 1, 2018 02:00 pm EST
Can Atlanta’s arts communities survive and thrive in an area primed for drastic change? | more...

Atlanta activists protest Trump, Perdue racism Article

Tuesday January 16, 2018 02:58 pm EST
Anti-Trump groups rallied at Sen. Perdue's Buckhead office to call foul on his denial of 'shithole' remark | more...
Search for more by Sean Keenan

[Admin link: The Blotter: I thought we were friends]